['sɒrɪ] or ['sɔri]
(a.) Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling.
(a.) Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful.
(a.) Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
a. . Grieved, SORROWFUL.. Mean, vile, base, poor, miserable, wretched, pitiful, abject, beggarly, rascally, contemptible, despicable, shabby, bad, low, paltry.. Mournful, dismal, sad, painful, melancholy.
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Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Grieved, pained, hurt, afflicted, woe-begone, doleful, downhearted, mortified,vexed, dejected, poor, mean, vile, shabby, worthless
ANT:Glad, rejoiced, delighted, pleased, gratified, fine, choice, handsome
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adj. grieved for something past: melancholy: poor: worthless.—adj. Sorr′iest (Shak.) most sorrowful.—adv. Sorr′ily.—n. Sorr′iness.
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- Her features worked,--I am sorry; I am sorry! Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- I am sorry that Miss Sutherland has troubled you about this little matter, for I think it is far better not to wash linen of the sort in public. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- I have heard from my uncle how well you speak in public, so that every one is sorry when you leave off, and how clearly you can explain things. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- I'm wery sorry for it. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- Indeed I am very sorry. Jane Austen. Emma.
- I am very sorry if any one has behaved harshly to you,' replied Rose. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- And won't you be sorry to leave poor Bessie? Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- Good fruit, Sir Knight, said the yeoman, will sometimes grow on a sorry tree; and evil times are not always productive of evil alone and unmixed. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Sergeant is sorry to say that he is not prepared with the money. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Sorry to bring you out on such a fool's errand, Watson, he said at last. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- She'll be sorrier, before I've done with her! Harriet Beecher Stowe. Uncle Tom's Cabin.
- They are the sorriest beasts that breathe--the most abject--the most pitiful. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- A Syrian village is the sorriest sight in the world, and its surroundings are eminently in keeping with it. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
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