Definitions

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  • noun The quality of being woebegone.

Etymologies

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woebegone +‎ -ness

Examples

  • Given in his oscillations of mood to a lugubrious woebegoneness ” "He could be just the saddest-looking thing," remembers Roger Wilkins, one of his administration deputies ” Johnson while president brooded ponderously over how he was discounted by the intellectual left as a blustering boor.

    The Big Guy

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