What is another word for woeful?

Pronunciation: [wˈə͡ʊfə͡l] (IPA)

"Woeful" is a word used to describe an unpleasant situation that is marked by sadness or misery. Synonyms for "woeful" include "dismal," "mournful," "pitiful," "depressing," "gloomy," "disheartening," "sorrowful," "tragic," and "miserable." These words convey a sense of unhappiness and melancholy, often in response to a painful or distressing circumstance. For example, "The woeful news of her mother's passing left her feeling mournful and depressed." By using synonyms for "woeful," we can employ descriptive language to better articulate the emotions and experiences associated with difficult situations.

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What are the opposite words for woeful?

Woeful is an adjective used to describe something that is very sad or upsetting. Its antonyms are words that describe a state of happiness, satisfaction, and joy. If something is woeful, it is not delightful or exhilarating. Its antonyms can either be used as nouns, verbs, or adjectives, and they include: delightful, enjoyable, excellent, fantastic, blissful, cheery, content, exhilarating, happy, glorious, good, joyous, marvelous, pleasant, superb, and wonderful. Using these antonyms in a sentence with woeful accurately captures the contrast in meaning. For example, "In contrast to my woeful day, the sunset was blissfully beautiful.

Usage examples for Woeful

"Henery" looked truly woeful; it was an awful price to ask a man to pay for a drink.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford
Then, released from their imprisonment, the passengers came swarming on deck, and a woeful sight they presented.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley"
Bertram Mitford
He looked most woeful, and said, "As sure as I stand here, he will not be the member for the City."
"Lady-John-Russell"
MacCarthy, Desmond

Famous quotes with Woeful

  • My golf is woeful but I will never surrender.
    Bing Crosby
  • Although it hath pleased God to hasten my death by you, by whom my life should rather have been lengthened, yet can I patiently take it, that I yield God more hearty thanks for shortening my woeful days.
    Jane Grey
  • I cannot cure myself of that most woeful of youth's follies - thinking that those who care about us will care for the things that mean much to us.
    David Herbert Lawrence
  • As Hurricane Sandy clearly demonstrated, there is a woeful lack of redundancy in the nation's health care facilities. However, take solace in knowing there are no lack of choices in those things the advertisers convince us should matter more. For example, right now, you can purchase at least five different varieties of perfume by Paris Hilton at your local mall so, even if you can no longer find a single hospital anywhere nearby, the good news is we live in a society where you'll never lack for options to smell good while you suffer in pain.
    Catman Cohen
  • Remember this son, if you forget everything else. A poet is a musician who can’t sing. Words have to find a man’s mind before they can touch his heart. And, some men’s minds are woeful small targets. Music touches their hearts directly, no matter how small or stubborn the mind of the man who listens.
    Patrick Rothfuss

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