Definition of Sorriness

1. Noun. Worthlessness due to insignificance.

Exact synonyms: Paltriness
Generic synonyms: Ineptitude, Worthlessness
Derivative terms: Paltry, Paltry, Sorry, Sorry



Definition of Sorriness

1. n. The quality or state of being sorry.

Definition of Sorriness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being sorry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sorriness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorriness

sorption detoxification
sorptions
sorptive
sorr
sorra
sorrance
sorrances
sorras
sorrel
sorrel tree
sorrels
sorrier
sorries
sorriest
sorrily
sorriness (current term)
sorrinesses
sorrow
sorrowe
sorrowed
sorrower
sorrowers
sorrowes
sorroweth
sorrowful
sorrowfully
sorrowfulness
sorrowfulnesses
sorrowing
sorrowing(a)

Literary usage of Sorriness

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1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1905)
"When Mr. Wordsworth first stood before the world as a poet, he might as well, for the sorriness of his reception, have stood before the world as a prophet. ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"SORREL, (sor'-rel) a. See SOREL. SORRILY, (scr'-'re le) ad. Meanly ; poorly ; despicably ; wretchedly ; pitiably. sorriness, (s9r'-re-nes) «. 5. ..."

3. Romance, Vision & Satire: English Alliterative Poems of the Fourteenth Century by Jessie Laidlay Weston (1912)
"... or aught of villainy, 'T was but for love of life, therefore I blame thee less —' Awhile Sir Gawain stood, silent, for sorriness, Right sore aggrieved ..."

4. Romance, Vision & Satire: English Alliterative Poems of the Fourteenth Century by Jessie Laidlay Weston (1912)
"... or aught of villainy, 'T was but for love of life, therefore I blame thee less — ' Awhile Sir Gawain stood, silent, for sorriness, Right sore aggrieved ..."

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