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woe

noun uk   /wəʊ/ us    /woʊ/
woes [plural] formal great problems or troubles: The country has been beset by economic woes for the past decade. Unusually poor harvests have added to the country's woes. [U] literary extreme sadness: Her face was lined and full of woe. He told me a real tale of woe about how he had lost both his job and his house in the same week.
Translations of “woe”
in Spanish desgracia, aflicción…
in French malheur…
in German das Weh, der Kummer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悲傷, 悲哀…
in Russian скорбь, печаль…
in Turkish elem, keder, ıstırap…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悲伤, 悲哀…
in Polish żałość…
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