Meaning of “woe” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “woe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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woenoun [ C/U ]

us /woʊ/ fml

bad troubles causing much suffering:

[ U ] She poured out her tale of woe.

Woes are great problems or troubles:

[ C ] The country has been beset by economic woes for the past few years.

(Definition of “woe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)