Definition of Sorrowfulness

1. Noun. The state of being sad. "She tired of his perpetual sadness"

Exact synonyms: Sadness, Sorrow
Generic synonyms: Unhappiness
Specialized synonyms: Bereavement, Mourning, Poignance, Poignancy
Derivative terms: Sad, Sorrow, Sorrowful



2. Noun. A state of gloomy sorrow.
Exact synonyms: Mournfulness, Ruthfulness
Specialized synonyms: Woe, Woefulness, Plaintiveness
Generic synonyms: Sorrow
Derivative terms: Mournful, Mournful, Ruthful, Sorrowful

Definition of Sorrowfulness

1. Noun. The quality or state of sorrow; sadness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sorrowfulness

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Literary usage of Sorrowfulness

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1. Sermons, Or Homilies, Appointed to be Read in Churches in the Time of Queen by Church of England (1824)
"... touched with sorrowfulness of heart for their offences....all desire, of meat and drink is laid apart....nothing then liketh them more than to weep, &c. ..."

2. Morning Communings with God: Or, Devotional Meditations for Every Day in the by Christoph Christian Sturm (1858)
"The Fewness and sorrowfulness of the Days of Man. MY whole life is full of pain and sorrow : each day brings its peculiar trouble. ..."

3. Special Therapeutics According to Homoeopathic Principles by Franz Hartmann (1857)
"Great sorrowfulness, with constant inclination to sit in a corner buried in thought ... Great sorrowfulness on account of his situation, with no desire for, ..."

4. Expositions on the Book of Psalms by Augustine (1849)
"He was willing to heal, they to rage: hence sorrowfulness to the Physician. Inquire whether He found a companion in this sorrowfulness. For He saith not, ..."

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