Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Affected by or full of woe; mournful.
  • adjective Causing, involving, or expressing woe.
  • adjective Deplorably bad.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of woe; distressed with grief or calamity; afflicted; sorrowful.
  • Relating or pertaining to woe; expressing woe; characterized by sorrow or woe; deplorable.
  • Wretched; paltry; mean; pitiful.
  • =Syn.2. Mournful, calamitous, disastrous, afflictive, miserable, grievous. See woe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity; afflicted; wretched; unhappy; sad.
  • adjective Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction.
  • adjective Wretched; paltry; miserable; poor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity.
  • adjective Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction.
  • adjective wretched; paltry; poor

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective affected by or full of grief or woe
  • adjective of very poor quality or condition

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From woe +‎ -ful.

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