- beset with woe; affected by woe, especially in appearance.
- showing or indicating woe: He always had a woebegone look on his face.
Origin of woebegone
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Related Words for woebegoneblack, bleak, blue, cheerless, crestfallen, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, dismal, dispirited, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, dreary, forlorn, gloomy, grief-stricken, grim, hangdog
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Contemporary Examples of woebegone
Graterford is a forbidding, shabby, woebegone facility built in 1929.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On
November 10, 2014
Historical Examples of woebegone
Withhold not Thy countenance from the tears and beseechings of the woebegone.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
"No one knows," said Esther, still in the same tragic, woebegone manner.The Carroll Girls
"She doesn't look half as woebegone over it as you do," I said.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906
Lucy Maud Montgomery
Mary opened the door for her, and Denys was struck by her woebegone, weary face.The Girls of St. Olave's
That was snowballing a cripple, and he was really most woebegone about it.The Making of Bobby Burnit
George Randolph Chester
- sorrowful or sad in appearance
- archaic afflicted with woe
Word Origin for woebegone
c.1300, in me is wo bigone "woe has beset me," from woe + begon "to beset, surround."