Definition of woeful in English:

woeful

Syllabification: woe·ful
Pronunciation: /ˈwōfəl
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

woefully

adverb
[as submodifier]: the police response was woefully inadequate
More example sentences
  • The colonels have woefully inadequate resources and lack the will to roust their adversaries.
  • As it currently stands the allowance is woefully inadequate and would not heat a house for two days let alone a week.
  • I thought it was terrible, woefully removed from the common man or woman in terms of the price of some of the clothes.

woefulness

noun
More example sentences
  • The editor is noted for addressing hacks at their end-of-term bash in a speech widely noted for its spectacular woefulness.
  • And, really, the only bright spot of yesterday for United, who are fast slipping into pre-McCall woefulness, was that they broke their duck against Hearts.
  • Small wonder modern heavy rock gets such a ribbing when it goes and gets itself involved in woefulness like this.

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