Definitions for: Sorrow


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.
Hayward.

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

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