Woe vs. Woo

Woe vs. Woo — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Woe and Woo

Woenoun

Sorrow or grief; misery.

Wooverb

To seek the affection of (someone, especially a woman) with the intent to marry or begin a romantic relationship.

Woenoun

Misfortune or wretchedness

listened to his tale of woe.

Wooverb

To gain the favor of (someone) or move (someone) to do something by entreaties or inducements

an ad campaign that wooed customers away from their usual brand.

Woenoun

A cause of sorrow or misery; a misfortune

economic and political woes.

Wooverb

To seek the romantic affection of someone, especially a woman.

Woeinterjunction

Used to express sorrow or dismay.

Wooverb

(transitive) To endeavor to gain someone's support.

Woenoun

Great sadness or distress; a misfortune causing such sadness.

Wooverb

(transitive) (often of a man) To try to persuade (someone) to be in an amorous relationship with

Woenoun

Calamity, trouble.

Wooverb

(transitive) To court solicitously; to invite with importunity.

Woenoun

A curse; a malediction.

Wooverb

seek someone's favor;

China is wooing Russia

Woeadjective

(obsolete) Woeful; sorrowful

Wooverb

make amorous advances towards;

John is courting Mary

Woeinterjection

(archaic) An exclamation of grief.

Woenoun

misery resulting from affliction

Woenoun

intense mournfulness