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Word of the Day 07/11/15 Woebegone

Woebegone (adjective)
woebegone [woh-bi-gawn, -gon]


adjective
1. beset with woe; affected by woe, especially in appearance.
2. showing or indicating woe: He always had a woebegone look on his face.

Synonyms
2. suffering, troubled, forlorn, gloomy.

Origin: 1300-50; Middle English wo begon orig., woe (has or had) surrounded (someone); wo woe + begon, past participle of begon, Old English begān to surround, besiege (see be-, go)

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