Woful
Woeful Woe"ful, Woful Wo"ful, a. 1. Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity; afflicted; wretched; unhappy; sad. [1913 Webster]

How many woeful widows left to bow To sad disgrace! --Daniel. [1913 Webster]

2. Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction; as, a woeful event; woeful want. [1913 Webster]

O woeful day! O day of woe! --Philips. [1913 Webster]

3. Wretched; paltry; miserable; poor. [1913 Webster]

What woeful stuff this madrigal would be! --Pope. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lugubrious — Lu*gu bri*ous, a. [L. lugubris, fr. lugere to mourn; cf. Gr. lygro s sad, Skr. ruj to break.] Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lugubriously — Lugubrious Lu*gu bri*ous, a. [L. lugubris, fr. lugere to mourn; cf. Gr. lygro s sad, Skr. ruj to break.] Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lugubriousness — Lugubrious Lu*gu bri*ous, a. [L. lugubris, fr. lugere to mourn; cf. Gr. lygro s sad, Skr. ruj to break.] Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sonneteer — Son net*eer , n. A composer of sonnets, or small poems; a small poet; usually in contempt. [1913 Webster] What woful stuff this madrigal would be In some starved hackney sonneteer or me! Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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