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Meaning of SORRY

Pronunciation:  'sâree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams
  2. [adj]  feeling or expressing sorrow or pity; "a pitying observer threw his coat around her shoulders"; "let him perish without a pitying thought of ours wasted upon him"- Thomas De Quincey
  3. [adj]  bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
  4. [adj]  keenly sorry or regretful; "felt bad about letting the team down"; "was sorry that she had treated him so badly"; "felt bad about breaking the vase"
  5. [adj]  having regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"
  6. [adj]  feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
  7. [adj]  without merit; "a sorry horse"; "a sorry excuse"; "a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick"; "the car was a no-good piece of junk"
 

SORRY is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: bad, cheerless, compassionate, contrite, deplorable, dingy, dismal, distressing, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, lamentable, meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good, penitent, pitiful, pitying, regretful, remorseful, repentant, rueful, ruthful, sad, sorry for(p), uncheerful, unhappy, worthless
 
 Antonyms: unregretful, unregretting
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sor"ry\, a. [Compar. {Sorrier}; superl. {Sorriest}.] [OE.
sory, sary, AS. s[=a]rig, fr. s[=a]r, n., sore. See {Sore},
n. & a. The original sense was, painful; hence. miserable,
sad.]
1. Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil;
   feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light
   grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express
   deeper feeling. ``I am sorry for my sins.'' --Piers
   Plowman.

         Ye were made sorry after a godly manner. --2 Cor.
                                               vii. 9.

         I am sorry for thee, friend; 't is the duke's
         pleasure.                             --Shak.

         She entered, were he lief or sorry.   --Spenser.

2. Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful. --Spenser.

         All full of chirking was this sorry place.
                                               --Chaucer.

3. Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse. ``With sorry
   grace.'' --Chaucer.

         Cheeks of sorry grain will serve.     --Milton.

         Good fruit will sometimes grow on a sorry tree.
                                               --Sir W.
                                               Scott.

Syn: Hurt; afflicted; mortified; vexed; chagrined;
     melancholy; dismal; poor; mean; pitiful.

 

 

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