from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Mental suffering caused by loss, disappointment, or misfortune, or an instance of this: synonym: regret.
- noun A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune.
- noun Expression of sorrow, or an instance of this.
- intransitive verb To feel or express sorrow. synonym: grieve.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Distress of mind caused by misfortune, injury, loss, disappointment, or the like; grief; misery; sadness; regret.
- noun A cause or occasion of grief; a painful fact, event, or situation; a misfortune; a trouble.
- noun The outward manifestation of grief; mourning; lamentation.
- noun The devil: used generally as an expletive in imprecation, often implying negation. Compare
devil, n., 7. Sometimes the muckle sorrow. Also spelled sorra.
- noun Synonyms Grief, Wretchedness, etc. (see
affliction), repentance, vexation, chagrin. See list under sadness.
- To feel sorrow, sadness, regret, grief, or anguish; grieve; be sad; feel sorry.
- To manifest sorrow; mourn; lament.
- Synonyms To grieve, mourn. See
- To feel or display sorrow over; grieve for; mourn.
- To give pain to; grieve.
- To involve in sorrow; attach suffering or misery to.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.
- noun 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun uncountable
- noun countable (usually in plural) An instance or cause of unhappiness.
- verb intransitive To feel or express
- verb transitive To feel grief over; to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the state of being sad
- verb feel grief
- noun something that causes great unhappiness
- noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
- noun an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word sorrow.
+and not only him but also me, that I might not have  sorrow upon sorrow+.
Philippian Studies Lessons in Faith and Love from St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians
That our chiefs had sailed in sorrow from the glens of the North;
In a few hours after dispatching this letter I shall have shaken the dust from my feet and departed in sorrow from a neighbourhood and army with both of which I have been associated for months.
The arms of the unloved girl close about the formless air and more real than her loneliness and her sorrow is the imagined embrace, the awaited warm, close pressure of the hands, the fancied gaze.
Australias sorrow is everyones grief he came, he did what he had to do lived life so brief .. footprints on the sands of time unfulfilled dreams carried forward for the generation next as tribute to Steve the great barrier Reef .. two steves, two worlds, one belief .. posted on 30 sep 2006
The Sunday that came after that Saturday was showery, sunny, and rainy by turns, like a child who having had a great fit of crying and sobbing can't get over it all at once, and keeps breaking into little bursts of tears again, long after the sorrow is all over.
And now our sorrow is as great as was then our joy.
Discourse the Day After the Reception of the Tidings of the Assassination of President Lincoln
She suffered much from rheumatism, which she described as a sorrow in her bones.
They tell us that the common idea is that an animal is actuated by emotions which we know as sorrow, joy, love, pleasure, pain, cruelty, or some other of these states; but that it is not so.
The Original Fables of La Fontaine Rendered into English Prose by Fredk. Colin Tilney
There's one thing I want to say: see, if we know that they were one with God, let's look up and not wallow in sorrow because death is never the end of anything.
bilby commented on the word sorrow
"I am just 19 years old an undergraduate , I am confused, I don't know what to do. This is because I and my sister have suffered a lot of set backs as a result of incessant crisis in our country. The death of my father actually brought sorrow to my life."
June 13, 2008