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1    afflicted, agonized, anguished, calamitous, catastrophic, cruel, deplorable, disastrous, disconsolate, dismal, distressing, doleful, dreadful, gloomy, grieving, grievous, harrowing, heartbreaking, heart-rending, lamentable, miserable, mournful, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, plaintive, sad, sorrowful, tragic, unhappy, wretched  
2    abysmal, appalling, awful, bad, deplorable, disappointing, disgraceful, dreadful, duff     (Brit. informal)   feeble, godawful     (slang)   hopeless, inadequate, lousy     (slang)   mean, miserable, not much cop     (Brit. slang)   paltry, pathetic, pitiable, pitiful, poor, rotten     (informal)   shitty     (taboo slang)   shocking, sorry, terrible, wretched  
1    carefree, cheerful, chirpy     (informal)   contented, delighted, glad, happy, jolly, joyful, jubilant, light-hearted  
2    abundant, ample, bountiful, enviable, extensive, generous, lavish, luxurious, profuse, prosperous  
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1       adj   If someone or something is woeful, they are very sad.  
...a woeful ballad.     
  woefully      adv   ADV with v  
He said woefully: `I love my country, but it does not give a damn about me.'     
2       adj   You can use woeful to emphasize that something is very bad or undesirable.  
usu ADJ n     (emphasis)    ...the woeful state of the economy.     
  woefully      adv   usu ADV adj, also ADV before v  
Public expenditure on the arts is woefully inadequate...     

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wonderful, woe, wakeful, wasteful

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