sorrowful

  • 1 Sorrowful — Sor row*ful, a. [OE. sorweful, AS. sorgful.] 1. Full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed. This sorrowful prisoner. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death. Matt. xxvi. 38. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 sorrowful — index bitter (reproachful), contrite, deplorable, despondent, disconsolate, grave (solemn), lam …

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  • 3 sorrowful — O.E. sorgful; see SORROW (Cf. sorrow) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Sorrowfully; sorowfulness …

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  • 4 sorrowful — [adj] very upset; grieving affecting, afflicted, dejected, depressed, disconsolate, distressing, doleful, dolent, full of sorrow, grievous, heartbroken, heartrending, heavyhearted, hurting, in mourning, in pain, in sorrow, lamentable, lugubrious …

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  • 5 sorrowful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) feeling or showing sorrow. 2) causing sorrow. DERIVATIVES sorrowfully adverb sorrowfulness noun …

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  • 6 sorrowful — [sär′əfəl, sôr′ə fəl] adj. [ME soruful < OE sorgful] full of sorrow; feeling, causing, or expressing sorrow SYN. SAD sorrowfully adv. sorrowfulness n …

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  • 7 Sorrowful — Infobox He Man/She Ra Character|Alliance=#87CEFA Title=Sorrowful Name=Sorrowful Status=Alive Powers=Flight Fire breathing Affiliation=Adora The Great Rebellion Actor=Lou Scheimer Sorrowful is a fictional character in the animated television… …

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  • 8 sorrowful — [[t]sɒ̱roʊfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Sorrowful means very sad. [LITERARY] His father s face looked suddenly soft and sorrowful... Roy told his sorrowful tale with simple words anybody could understand. Syn: mournful Derived words: sorrowfully ADV ADV… …

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  • 9 sorrowful — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. full of or marked by sorrow < a sorrowful good bye > 2. expressive of or inducing sorrow < sorrowful eyes > • sorrowfully adverb • sorrowfulness noun …

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  • 10 sorrowful — sorrowfully, adv. sorrowfulness, n. /sor euh feuhl, sawr /, adj. 1. full of or feeling sorrow; grieved; sad. 2. showing or expressing sorrow; mournful; plaintive: a sorrowful song. 3. involving or causing sorrow; distressing: a sorrowful event.… …

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  • 11 sorrowful — adjective 1) sorrowful eyes Syn: sad, unhappy, dejected, regretful, downcast, miserable, downhearted, despondent, despairing, disconsolate, desolate, glum, gloomy, doleful, dismal, melancholy, mournful …

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  • 12 sorrowful — adjective a) Of a person, full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed. sorrowful accident b) Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous …

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  • 13 sorrowful — sor|row|ful [ˈsɔrəufəl US ˈsa:rou , ˈso: ] adj literary very sad ▪ a sorrowful expression >sorrowfully adv ▪ A lot of damage has already been done, he said sorrowfully …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 sorrowful — sor|row|ful [ sɔroufl ] adjective LITERARY feeling, expressing, or causing sadness: sorrowful dark eyes ╾ sor|row|ful|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 sorrowful — adjective literary very sad: an old woman with a sorrowful expression sorrowfully adverb sorrowfulness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 sorrowful — UK [ˈsɒrəʊf(ə)l] / US [ˈsɔroʊf(ə)l] adjective literary feeling, expressing, or causing great sadness sorrowful dark eyes Derived word: sorrowfully adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 17 sorrowful — sor•row•ful [[t]ˈsɒr ə fəl, ˈsɔr [/t]] adj. 1) feeling sorrow; grieved; sad 2) expressing sorrow; mournful: a sorrowful song[/ex] 3) causing sorrow; distressing • Etymology: bef. 900 sor′row•ful•ly, adv. sor′row•ful•ness, n …

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  • 18 sorrowful — Synonyms and related words: Jeremianic, affecting, afflicted, afflictive, aggrieved, anguished, bitter, bleak, blue, careworn, cheerless, comfortless, complaining, crestfallen, dejected, deplorable, depressed, depressing, depressive,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 sorrowful — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. grieved, afflicted, sad, in sorrow, in mourning, depressed, dejected; see also sad 1 . See Synonym Study at sad . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. grieving, grief stricken, sad, heartbroken, heavyhearted, melancholy,… …

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  • 20 sorrowful — adj. HD. 1248 …

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