woe - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/wəʊ/
singularwoe
pluralwoes
  1. 1
    [uncountable] literary a strong feeling of sadness

    tales of great woe

  2. 2

    woes

    [plural] formal problems and worries
    to add to someone’s woes:

    To add to their woes, farmers are expecting a wet summer.