Woe"ful, Wo"ful (?), a.
Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity; afflicted; wretched; unhappy; sad.
How many woeful widows left to bow
To sad disgrace!
Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction; as, a woeful event; woeful want.
O woeful day! O day of woe!
Wretched; paltry; miserable; poor.
What woeful stuff this madrigal would be!
© Webster 1913.