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"woeful" in British English

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woefuladjective

uk   /ˈwəʊ.fəl/  us   /ˈwoʊ-/

woeful adjective (BAD)

very ​bad or (of something very ​bad or ​unpleasant) very ​large or ​extreme: The team's woeful record consists of six ​defeats in seven ​games. They ​displayed woeful ignorance of the ​safetyrules.

woeful adjective (SAD)

formal extremelysad: She was ​looking very woeful, with her ​eyesred and ​swollen.
(Definition of woeful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"woeful" in American English

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woefuladjective

 us   /ˈwoʊ·fəl/
very ​bad, or (of something ​bad) very ​great or ​extreme: They ​displayed a woeful ​ignorance of the ​safetyrules.
(Definition of woeful from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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