[ woh-suh m ]
/ ˈwoʊ səm /

adjective Archaic.

Origin of woesome

First recorded in 1810–20; woe + -some1
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Examples from the Web for woesome

  • In yon sea-chest be the lawful shares of all the woesome lads he marooned this day.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
  • The heaving of the great pans, like battering-rams against the sides of the Neptune, made a woesome noise below decks.

    A Labrador Doctor|Wilfred Thomason Grenfell