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woefully

[ woh-fuh-lee ]
/ ˈwoʊ fə li /
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adverb
in a sad or miserable way: More often than I care to remember, I’ve been stumped for suitable small talk and have ended up staring woefully into my drink.
to a particularly regrettable or unfortunate degree:The treatments prescribed by this psychiatrist are at best woefully inadequate, and at worst, make the patients more disabled than when they started out.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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un·woe·ful·ly, adverb

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