Sad or miserable in appearance: don’t look so woebegone, Joanna
More example sentences
- This is the party you could have if you only did something, instead of sitting here, feeling dejected, disconsolate and woebegone…
- Originally published in 1971, the publication has at its heart what purports to be the yearbook of the fictional C. Estes Kefauver Memorial High School in tragically woebegone Dacron, Ohio.
- She remains an orphan girl, and, as such, she partakes of the tradition of the orphan girl in the movies: outcast, woebegone, beset on all sides, but plucky and triumphant in the end.
sad, unhappy, miserable, dejected, disconsolate, forlorn, crestfallen, sorry for oneself, hangdog, abject, downcast, glum, gloomy, doleful, downhearted, despondent, melancholy, sorrowful, mournful, woeful, lugubrious, long-faced, depressed, despairing, desolate, wretched;
Middle English (in the sense 'afflicted with grief'): from woe + begone 'surrounded' (past participle of obsolete bego 'go around, beset').
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