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Meaning of SORROWFUL

Pronunciation:  'sârow`fûl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
 

SORROWFUL is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: anguished, bereaved, bereft, bitter, brokenhearted, dolorous, dolourous, elegiac, grief-stricken, grieving, grievous, heartbreaking, heartbroken, heartrending, heartsick, lachrymose, lamentable, lamenting, lugubrious, mournful, mourning(a), plaintive, sad, sorrowing(a), tearful, tormented, tortured, wailful, wailing, weeping, woebegone, woeful
 
 Antonyms: joyful
 
 See Also: joyless, unhappy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sor"row*ful\, a. [OE. sorweful, AS. sorgful.]
1. Full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected;
   distressed. ``This sorrowful prisoner.'' --Chaucer.

         My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.
                                               --Matt. xxvi.
                                               38.

2. Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable;
   grievous; as, a sorrowful accident.

Syn: Sad; mournful; dismal; disconsolate; drear; dreary;
     grievous; lamentable; doleful; distressing. --
     {Sor"row*ful*ly}, adv. -- {Sor"row*ful*ness}, n.

 

 

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