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- Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity.
- How many woeful widows left to bow / To sad disgrace! — Daniel.
- Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction.
- a woeful event
- a woeful lack of restraint
- wretched; paltry; poor
- What woeful stuff this madrigal would be! — Pope.
- See also Wikisaurus:lamentable