What does woeful mean?

woeful meaning in General Dictionary

of very poor high quality or condition

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  • afflicted with or full of grief or woe
  • Full of woe sorrowful distressed with grief or calamity afflicted wretched unhappy sad
  • Alt. of Woful

woeful meaning in Etymology Dictionary

very early 14c., "afflicted with sorrow," from woe + -ful. Weakened sense of "very bad" recorded by 1610s. Associated: Woefully; woefulness.


woeful meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Alt. of Woful


Sentence Examples with the word woeful

But by her still halting course and winding, woeful way, you plainly saw that this ship that so wept with spray, still remained without comfort.

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