[syn: deplorable, execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Woeful \Woe"ful\, Woful \Wo"ful\, a.
1. Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity;
afflicted; wretched; unhappy; sad.
How many woeful widows left to bow
To sad disgrace! --Daniel.
2. Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction; as, a woeful
event; woeful want.
O woeful day! O day of woe! --Philips.
3. Wretched; paltry; miserable; poor.
What woeful stuff this madrigal would be! --Pope.
[1913 Webster] Woefully
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: affected by or full of grief or woe; "his sorrow...made
him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier
[syn: woebegone, woeful]
2: of very poor quality or condition; "deplorable housing
conditions in the inner city"; "woeful treatment of the
accused"; "woeful errors of judgment" [syn: deplorable,
execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
146 Moby Thesaurus words for "woeful":
abominable, affecting, afflictive, aggrieved, anguished, arrant,
atrocious, awful, base, beastly, beneath contempt, bitter,
blameworthy, bleak, brutal, calamitous, careworn, cheerless,
comfortless, contemptible, crushed, cut up, deep-troubled,
dejected, deplorable, depressed, depressing, depressive, desolate,
despicable, detestable, dire, discomforting, disconsolate,
disgusting, dismal, dismaying, dispirited, distressful,
distressing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, downcast,
downhearted, dreadful, dreary, dumb with grief, egregious,
enormous, fetid, filthy, flagrant, foul, fulsome, grave,
grief-stricken, griefful, grieved, grievous, gross, harrowed,
hateful, heart-stricken, heart-struck, heartbreaking, heartsick,
heinous, horrible, horrid, in grief, in the dumps, inconsolable,
infamous, joyless, lamentable, loathsome, lousy, low-spirited,
lugubrious, miserable, monstrous, mournful, moving, nasty,
nefarious, noisome, notorious, obnoxious, odious, offensive,
on the rack, outrageous, overcome, painful, pathetic, piteous,
pitiable, pitiful, plaintive, plangent, plunged in grief, poignant,
racked, rank, regrettable, reprehensible, repulsive, rotten,
rueful, ruthful, sad, saddening, scandalous, schlock, scurvy,
shabby, shameful, sharp, shocking, shoddy, sordid, sore, sorrowed,
sorrowful, sorrowing, squalid, stricken, suicidal, tearful,
terrible, too bad, tortured, touching, unclean, uncomfortable,
unfortunate, unprecedented, vile, villainous, woebegone, worst,
worthless, wretched, wrung