woe

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. trouble, tribulation; sorrow, grief; unhappiness, misery. See pain, dejection.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. sorrow, pain, misery; see distress 1 , grief 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. sorrow grief, anguish, sadness, misery, suffering, wretchedness, distress, pain, heartache, unhappiness, depression, melancholy.
2. trouble trial, tribulation, affliction, adversity, blow, burden, hardship, ordeal, misfortune.
ANT.: 1. happiness, joy, glee. 2. fortune, blessing
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A state of physical or mental suffering: affliction, agony, anguish, distress, hurt, misery, pain, torment, torture, wound, wretchedness. See HAPPY. 2. A state of prolonged anguish and privation: misery, suffering, wretchedness. See HAPPY. 3. A cause of suffering or harm: affliction, bane, curse, evil, ill, plague, scourge. See HELP.

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  • Woe, Is Me — Woe, Is Me …   Wikipedia

  • Woe — Woe, n. [OE. wo, wa, woo, AS. w[=a], interj.; akin to D. wee, OS. & OHG. w[=e], G. weh, Icel. vei, Dan. vee, Sw. ve, Goth. wai; cf. L. vae, Gr. ?. [root]128. Cf. {Wail}.] [Formerly written also {wo}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Grief; sorrow; misery;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • woe is me — (archaic) 1. Unhappy that I am! 2. Cursed am I • • • Main Entry: ↑woe * * * woe is me humorous phrase used for emphasizing that you are unhappy or have a problem Thesaurus: ways of saying you are sorry or regret something …   Useful english dictionary

  • woe — woe·be·gone; woe·be·gone·ness; woe·ful; woe·ful·ly; woe·ful·ness; woe; …   English syllables

  • Woe — Woe, a. Woeful; sorrowful. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His clerk was woe to do that deed. Robert of Brunne. [1913 Webster] Woe was this knight and sorrowfully he sighed. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] And looking up he waxed wondrous woe. Spenser. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • woe — [ wou ] noun 1. ) woes plural FORMAL problems and worries: economic/financial/political woes to add to someone s woes: To add to their woes, farmers are expecting a wet summer. 2. ) uncount LITERARY a strong feeling of sadness: tales of great woe …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • woe — ► NOUN literary 1) great sorrow or distress. 2) (woes) troubles. ● woe betide someone Cf. ↑woe betide someone ● woe is me! Cf. ↑woe is me! …   English terms dictionary

  • woe to — (or woe betide) old fashioned used as a warning that there will be trouble if someone does something specified Woe betide anyone who enters here! [=anyone who enters here will be harmed] Woe to any student who is late for her class. [=any student …   Useful english dictionary

  • Woe — may refer to:*Sadness or suffering *Woe, Ghana, a town in Ghana s Volta region *Woe (song), by the band Say Anything *War of Emperium, a guild war in the MMORPG Ragnarok Online *Woe, a raiding guild in the MMORPG World of Warcraft * Wings Over… …   Wikipedia

  • woe — [wəu US wou] n [: Old English; Origin: wa] 1.) woes [plural] formal the problems and troubles affecting someone ▪ the country s economic woes 2.) [U] literary great sadness 3.) woe is me …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Woe, Is Me — Datos generales Origen Atlanta, Georgia …   Wikipedia Español

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