Part of speech:
(Informal) Very bad; deplorable
Characterized by or attended with misery or woe:
Feeling or characterized by sadness or dejection.
Providing no encouragement; depressing:
Causing gloom or misery; depressing
Marked by or exhibiting sorrow, grief, or pain.
(Scot.) Hard; stern; severe
Gloomy; cheerless; depressing; dismal; dull
Bereft or deprived:
Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.
Demanding or arousing pity:
Dark and gloomy or dull
Of woeful appearance; looking sorrowful, mournful, or wretched
Causing grief, pain, or anguish:
(Now Rare) Expressing sorrow; mournful
Eliciting or deserving regret:
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