Woebegone

Pronunciation: [ woh-bi-gawn, woh-bi-gon ]

Definition: adjective

beset with woe; affected by woe, especially in appearance; showing or indicating woe

Origin: Middle English


Etymology: from woe + begone ‘surrounded’ (past participle of obsolete bego ‘go around, beset’)


Usage:

Synonyms:

  • black

  • bleak

  • blue

  • bummed out

  • chapfallen

  • cheerless

  • crestfallen

  • dejected

  • dismal

  • down

  • grim

  • dreary

  • gloomy

  • miserable

  • sad

  • unhappy

Antonyms:

  • enthused

  • excited

  • happy

  • untroubled

Example: She always had a woebegone look on her face after class.

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