Definition of woebegone adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwəʊbɪɡɒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwoʊbɪɡɔːn//
, NAmE//ˈwoʊbɪɡɑːn//
(formal) Unhappiness
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looking very sad synonym miserable a woebegone expression See related entries: Unhappiness Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘afflicted with grief’): from woe + begone ‘surrounded’ (past participle of obsolete bego ‘go around, beset’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: woebegone