full of woe
; wretched; unhappy: a woeful situation.
affected with, characterized by, or indicating woe
: woeful melodies.
of wretched quality; sorry; poor: a woeful collection of paintings.
Origin: 1250–1300; Middle English; Related forms
3. unpromising, unlikely, dreadful, awful.
is always a great word to know.
So is ninnyhammer. Does it mean: