woe-fully

woeful

[woh-fuhl]
adjective
1.
full of woe; wretched; unhappy: a woeful situation.
2.
affected with, characterized by, or indicating woe: woeful melodies.
3.
of wretched quality; sorry; poor: a woeful collection of paintings.
Also, woful.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English; see woe, -ful

woefully, adverb
woefulness, noun
unwoeful, adjective
unwoefully, adverb
unwoefulness, noun


3. unpromising, unlikely, dreadful, awful.
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woeful (ˈwəʊfəl)
 
adj
1.  expressing or characterized by sorrow
2.  bringing or causing woe
3.  pitiful; miserable: a woeful standard of work
 
'woefully
 
adv
 
'woefulness
 
n

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