Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Accompanied by or causing wo; melancholy; sorrowful; doleful. woeful.

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Usage examples "woful":

  1. But I heard enough to know that they were as mischievous as the day is long, and that they kept their poor old great- aunt Patricia in a woful state of nervous excitement from morning till night. - "The Story of Dago", Annie Fellows-Johnston.
  2. It would have been a woful match for both. - "From Jest to Earnest", E. P. Roe.
  3. I once saw a picture of 'The Knight of the Woful Countenance'- the K. of the W. C. looked exactly as you look now! - "A Terrible Secret", May Agnes Fleming.