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English definition of “woebegone”

woebegone

adjective uk   /ˈwəʊ.bɪ.ɡɒn/ us    /ˈwoʊ.bɪ.ɡɑːn/ literary
looking very sad: When he wants to go for a walk, the dog sits by the door with a woebegone expression. There's no need to look so woebegone - we can get it fixed.
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