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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 woe·ful /ˈwofəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Woe·ful, 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: affected by or full of grief or woe; "his sorrow...made him
             look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier
             [syn: woebegone]
      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, wretched]