Sorrowful and Woeful


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Sorrowful adjective – Expressing or suggesting mourning.
Usage example: adopted a sorrowful tone of voice to read the news story about the former governor's death

Woeful is a synonym for sorrowful in sad topic. In some cases you can use "Woeful" instead an adjective "Sorrowful", when it comes to topics like wretched, lamentable, mournful, grieving. popular alternative
Nearby Words: sorrow, sorrowed, sorrowing, sorrowfully
Synonyms for Sorrowful


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Woeful adjective – Expressing or suggesting mourning.
Usage example: the woeful expressions of the players after the humiliating loss

Sorrowful is a synonym for woeful in sad topic. You can use "Sorrowful" instead an adjective "Woeful", if it concerns topics such as wretched, terrible, lamentable, mournful. popular alternative
Nearby Words: woe, woefully
Synonyms for Woeful

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love sorrowful love woeful love
story sorrowful story woeful story
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