Definition of woefully adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwəʊfəli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwoʊfəli//
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  1. 1(disapproving) to a very bad or serious degree synonym deplorably His performance was woefully inadequate.
  2. 2(literary or formal) in a very sad way ‘I’ll never see him again,’ she sighed woefully.