Definition of Sorrow

1. Noun. An emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement. "He tried to express his sorrow at her loss"




2. Verb. Feel grief. "Sam and Sue sorrow over the results of the experiment"
Exact synonyms: Grieve
Generic synonyms: Suffer
Specialized synonyms: Mourn, Compassionate, Condole With, Feel For, Pity, Sympathize With
Derivative terms: Griever, Sorrower

3. Noun. Sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment. ; "To his rue, the error cost him the game"
Exact synonyms: Regret, Rue, Ruefulness
Generic synonyms: Sadness, Unhappiness
Specialized synonyms: Attrition, Contriteness, Contrition, Compunction, Remorse, Self-reproach
Derivative terms: Regret, Regret, Regret, Rue, Rueful

4. Noun. Something that causes great unhappiness. "Her death was a great grief to John"
Exact synonyms: Grief
Generic synonyms: Negative Stimulus

5. Noun. The state of being sad. "She tired of his perpetual sadness"
Exact synonyms: Sadness, Sorrowfulness
Generic synonyms: Unhappiness
Specialized synonyms: Bereavement, Mourning, Poignance, Poignancy
Derivative terms: Sad, Sorrowful

Definition of Sorrow

1. n. The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness.

2. v. i. To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.

Definition of Sorrow

1. Noun. unhappiness, woe ¹

2. Noun. (qualifier usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) To feel or express grief. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To feel grief over; to mourn, regret. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sorrow

1. to grieve [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: grieve

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorrow

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

Literary usage of Sorrow

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1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"Graunt mercy good friend1' (quod he) " I thanke tbee, that t hou wouldest so, But it may neuer the rather be do, No man may my sorrow glade, That maketh my ..."

2. Sermons by Phillips Brooks (1896)
"The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich and He addeth no sorrow with it. ... Plenty of riches Solomon had found, but always there had been a sorrow with it ..."

3. The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1903)
"THEY that walked in darkness sang songs in the olden days — sorrow Songs — for they were weary at heart. And so before each thought that I have written in ..."

4. The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1907)
">=t*=i=t THEY that walked in darkness sang songs in the olden days — sorrow Songs — for they were weary at heart. And so before each thought that I have ..."

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