Meaning of woeful

woe•ful

Pronunciation: (wō'ful), [key]
— adj.
  1. full of woe; wretched; unhappy: a woeful situation.
  2. affected with, characterized by, or indicating woe: woeful melodies.
  3. of wretched quality; sorry; poor: a woeful collection of paintings.
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