woebegone
[ woh-bi-gawn, woh-bi-gon ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
from woe + begone ‘surrounded’ (past participle of obsolete bego ‘go around, beset’)
Synonyms
  • black
  • bleak
  • blue
  • bummed out
  • chapfallen
  • cheerless
  • crestfallen
  • dejected
  • dismal
  • down
  • grim
  • dreary
  • gloomy
  • miserable
  • sad
  • unhappy
Antonyms
  • enthused
  • excited
  • happy
  • untroubled
Definition
beset with woe; affected by woe, especially in appearance; showing or indicating woe
Example
She always had a woebegone look on her face after class.
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