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woe

woe

 
pronunciation:
wo
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: great suffering or sorrow.
Made to live with a cruel aunt, her childhood was filled with woe.His death caused much woe to his family.
 
synonyms:
anguish, dolor, misery, sorrow
antonyms:
joy
similar words:
affliction, agony, desolation, despair, distress, gloom, grief, melancholy, sadness, suffering, tribulation
definition 2: trouble or misfortune.
His money woes kept him awake at night.
synonyms:
misfortune, trial, trouble
antonyms:
comfort
similar words:
adversity, affliction, burden, calamity, difficulty, distress, grief, ill, misery, problem, sorrow, tribulation
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The words woe and whoa (stop!) sound alike but have different meanings.
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