What is woeful?

  • (adj): Of very poor quality or condition.
    Example: "Woeful treatment of the accused"; "woeful errors of judgment"
    Synonyms: deplorable, execrable, miserable, wretched
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on woeful:

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... come up smiling and belting out a top note." Walter Kerr reviewing in the Herald Tribune wrote "a woeful tale of some woeful people told in a woeful way." This was Martin's first Broadway flop (though ...

More definitions of "woeful":

  • (adj): Affected by or full of grief or woe.
    Synonyms: woebegone

Famous quotes containing the word woeful:

    Ponder, your comedies are woeful chaff:
    Write tragedies, when you would make us laugh.
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)

    For mankind, speech with a capital S is especially meaningful and committing, more than the content communicated. The outcry of the newborn and the sound of the bells are fraught with mystery more than the baby’s woeful face or the venerable tower.
    Paul Goodman (1911–1972)

    This wide and universal theatre
    Presents more woeful pageants than the scene
    Wherein we play in.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)