woebegone, woeful (New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. sorrowful, unhappy. See dejection.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. despondent, depressed, dejected; see sad 1 , sorrowful .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
sad, depressed, melancholy, miserable, mournful, grieving, unhappy, woeful, downhearted, heartbroken, wretched, desolate, disconsolate.
ANT.: happy, joyful, gleeful
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Suffering from usually prolonged anguish: miserable, woeful, wretched. See HAPPY. 2. Full of or expressive of sorrow: doleful, dolorous, lugubrious, mournful, plaintive, rueful, sad, sorrowful, woeful. See HAPPY.

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