Synonyms of woeful in English:

woeful


See definition of woeful

adjective

1‘her face was woeful’

SYNONYMS

sad, unhappy, miserable, woebegone, doleful, forlorn, crestfallen, glum, gloomy, dejected, downcast, disconsolate, downhearted, despondent, depressed, despairing, dismal, melancholy, broken-hearted, heartbroken, inconsolable, grief-stricken

informal blue, down in the mouth, down in the dumps

ANTONYMS

happy, cheerful

2‘a woeful tale of broken romance’

SYNONYMS

tragic, sad, saddening, unhappy, sorrowful, miserable, cheerless, wretched, sorry, pitiful, pathetic, pitiable, gloomy, grievous, traumatic, upsetting, depressing, distressing, heartbreaking, heart-rending, tear-jerking, agonizing, harrowing

rare distressful

ANTONYMS

uplifting, cheerful

3‘the team's woeful midweek performance’

SYNONYMS

dreadful, very bad, awful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, disgraceful, deplorable, shameful, hopeless, lamentable, laughable, substandard, poor, inadequate, inferior, unsatisfactory

informal rotten, appalling, crummy, pathetic, pitiful, useless, lousy, shocking, abysmal, dire, the pits

British informal duff, chronic, rubbish, pants, a load of pants, poxy

North American vulgar slang chickenshit

ANTONYMS

excellent