[ UK /wˈə‍ʊbɪɡˌɒn/ ]
[ US /ˈwoʊbɪˌɡɔn/ ]
  1. worn and broken down by hard use
    a woebegone old shack
    a flea-bitten sofa
    a creaky shack
    a run-down neighborhood
    a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
  2. affected by or full of grief or woe
    his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone
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How To Use woebegone In A Sentence

  • But even in this woebegone state, the structure was stunning.
  • Stop looking so woebegone, Justine," Grace said one evening. GO!
  • There's no need to look so woebegone - we can get it fixed.
  • The article ends with a woebegone quote from the doctor: ‘It is strange how a system can become so bad that no one, not a single person, can change it.’
  • She remains an orphan girl, and, as such, she partakes of the tradition of the orphan girl in the movies: outcast, woebegone, beset on all sides, but plucky and triumphant in the end.
  • When he wants to go for a walk, the dog sits by the door with a woebegone expression.
  • It was such a familiar woebegone scene, and it served to highlight just how anomalous the sunshine was.
  • In such a woebegone place, drink is a powerful aphrodisiac.
  • his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone
  • Her woebegone eyes spoke of unbearable suffering.
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