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synonyms for woeful

  • appalling
  • awful
  • calamitous
  • deplorable
  • disappointing
  • disastrous
  • dreadful
  • feeble
  • grim
  • lamentable
  • lousy
  • miserable
  • paltry
  • pathetic
  • pitiful
  • shocking
  • sorry
  • wretched
  • afflicted
  • agonized
  • anguished
  • bad
  • catastrophic
  • cruel
  • disconsolate
  • disgraceful
  • distressing
  • doleful
  • gloomy
  • grieving
  • grievous
  • heartbreaking
  • heartrending
  • heartsick
  • hopeless
  • inadequate
  • mean
  • mournful
  • piteous
  • pitiable
  • plaintive
  • poor
  • racked
  • rotten
  • sorrowful
  • tortured
  • tragic
  • unfortunate
  • unhappy
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antonyms for woeful

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  • blessed
  • cheerful
  • comforting
  • encouraging
  • excellent
  • fortunate
  • good
  • happy
  • hopeful
  • joyful
  • lucky
  • nice
  • pleasing
  • rich
  • satisfactory
  • wealthy
  • wonderful
  • worthwhile
  • glad
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How to use woeful in a sentence

Since the summer of 1916, when the men were remanded here, this house, with its woeful food, furniture, space, and sanitation, had been their only home.
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H said half of the growth in revenue increases would go to the city’s woeful streets, storm drains, sidewalks and other related physical needs.
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Its strength of schedule ranks 78th out of 127 schools, and its only Power Five win was against the woeful Kansas Jayhawks.
HOW COASTAL CAROLINA INVADED THE TOP 15 (AND OUR HEARTS)JOSH PLANOSDECEMBER 8, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Down the long corridors the wind mysteriously whispered, rising in inarticulate moanings and woeful sighs, as of souls in pain.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
You didnt know that I was born under a lucky star despite all my woeful past.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
He put on a woeful face, pushed open the door, and went up to the counter, where the landlord still was.
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And yet the latter days of this great-souled man were a woeful tragedy.
CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRYJAMES PARTON
The sorrow of his life was his most woeful, disastrous marriage.
CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRYJAMES PARTON
Then, released from their imprisonment, the passengers came swarming on deck, and a woeful sight they presented.
THE LUCK OF GERARD RIDGELEYBERTRAM MITFORD
The quick, searching eyes of Brampton rested on the clerk, and he took in his woeful condition with the rapidity of his trade.
MRS. VANDERSTEIN'S JEWELSMRS. CHARLES BRYCE
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WORDS RELATED TO WOEFUL

  • afflicted
  • depressed
  • disturbed
  • grieving
  • harmed
  • hurt
  • injured
  • oppressed
  • pained
  • peeved
  • persecuted
  • saddened
  • unhappy
  • woeful
  • wronged
  • adverse
  • afflictive
  • cataclysmic
  • catastrophic
  • deadly
  • deplorable
  • devastating
  • dire
  • fatal
  • grievous
  • harmful
  • heartbreaking
  • lamentable
  • messy
  • pernicious
  • regrettable
  • ruinous
  • unfavorable
  • unfortunate
  • woeful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.