[ UK /wˈə‍ʊfəli/ ]
[ US /ˈwoʊfəɫi/ ]
  1. in an unfortunate or deplorable manner
    it was woefully inadequate
    he was sadly neglected
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How To Use woefully In A Sentence

  • Public expenditure on the arts is woefully inadequate.
  • The language of brotherly love was not so easy to speak as he had supposed and was woefully short of imperatives. DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America
  • By lawmakers' own admission, Ireland lagged woefully behind its Western counterparts when they introduced adoption legislation in 1952.
  • In the aftermath of a credit crunch, with banks across the world still woefully undercapitalised, still paying fortunes in bonuses and still not accepting the full write-offs on their pre-2008 lending, this is especially worrying. Don't blame the euro for the ills besetting Ireland's economy
  • They were young men with horn-rimmed glasses and bow ties and even younger women with long braids, some serious and others smiling, but all appearing woefully unprepared for life on China's harsh northwestern frontier.
  • Most people have forgotten that Apple introduced its first handheld device back in 1993: the woefully bad Newton, which was about the size of a hard-bound Stephen King novel big! and had truly pathetic handwriting-recognition software - supposedly its biggest selling point. How they sell you what you don't understand
  • This is where I realized that my childhood, and indeed my life so far, has been woefully incomplete.
  • Early indications suggested a woefully low turnout. Times, Sunday Times
  • I realize that Flower Markets are a dime a dozen, all over France, but they are woefully rare here in the US – and never with such a profusion of ranunculi, mimosas, and anemones! Que Faire a Aix-en-Provence? / What to do in Aix-en-Provence? - French Word-A-Day
  • After all the pre-match hype it was woefully disappointing. The Sun
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