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Meaning of SORROW

Pronunciation:  'sârow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John"
  2. [n]  an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
  3. [n]  sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"
  4. [n]  the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness"
  5. [v]  feel grief; eat one's heart out

SORROW is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: grief, grieve, regret, ruefulness, sadness, sorrowfulness
 Antonyms: joy, joyfulness, joyousness
 See Also: attrition, bereavement, brokenheartedness, compassionate, compunction, condole with, contriteness, contrition, feel for, grief, heartache, heartbreak, mourn, mournfulness, mourning, negative stimulus, pity, poignance, poignancy, remorse, ruthfulness, sadness, self-pity, self-reproach, sorrowfulness, suffer, sympathize with, unhappiness, unhappiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sor"row\, n. [OE. sorwe, sorewe, sor?e, AS. sorg, sorh;
    akin to D. zorg care, anxiety, OS. sorga, OHG. sorga, soraga,
    suorga, G. sorge, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sorg, Goth. sa['u]rga;
    of unknown origin.]
    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. --Milton.
          How great a sorrow suffereth now Arcite! --Chaucer.
          The safe and general antidote against sorrow is
          employment.                              --Rambler.
    Syn: Grief; unhappiness; regret; sadness; heaviness;
         mourning; affliction. See {Affliction}, and {Grief}.
  2. \Sor"row\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sorrowed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Sorrowing}.] [OE. sorowen, sorwen, sorhen, AS. sorgian;
    akin to Goth. sa['u]rgan. See {Sorrow}, n.]
    To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced,
    feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.
          Sorrowing most of all . . . that they should see his
          face no more.                            --Acts xx. 38.
          I desire no man to sorrow for me.        --Sir J.