Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: woefully
IPA transcription: [w'oʊfəli]
r meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: deplorably, lamentably, sadly, woefully
    Meaning: in an unfortunate or deplorable manner; "he was sadly neglected"; "it was woefully inadequate"
Usage examples
  • "My papa has sent me some more books," answered Ermengarde woefully, "and he expects me to read them."
  • At length we saw a smoother slope towards the land, pushed for it, but knew it was a woefully long way from us.
  • When I hint that a violent rupture with our hostess would be the best thing in the world for him he gives me to understand that if his reason assents to the proposition his courage hangs woefully back.