Pronunciation: (wō'ful), [key]
1. full of woe; wretched; unhappy: a woeful situation.
2. affected with, characterized by, or indicating woe: woeful melodies.
3. of wretched quality; sorry; poor: a woeful collection of paintings. Also,wo'ful.
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