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English definition of “woefully”

woefully

adverb uk   /ˈwəʊ.fəl.i/ us    /ˈwoʊ-/
used to emphasize how bad a situation is: The safety precautions taken by large resort hotels are often woefully inadequate for the number of people who stay there. The school's text books are woefully out of date.Serious and unpleasantNot attractive to look atInformal words for bad
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