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woebegone (adj.)

c. 1300, in expressions such as me is wo bigone "woe has beset me," from woe + begon, past participle of Middle English bego "to beset, surround, overwhelm," from Old English began "go over, traverse; inhabit, occupy; encompass, surround" (see be- + go (v.)). The verb is now obsolete, and its only survival is the fossilized past participle in this word.

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Definitions of woebegone from WordNet

woebegone (adj.)
worn and broken down by hard use;
a woebegone old shack
Synonyms: creaky / decrepit / derelict / flea-bitten / run-down
woebegone (adj.)
affected by or full of grief or woe; "his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier;
Synonyms: woeful
From wordnet.princeton.edu

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