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Synonyms of sorry in English:


  • 1 I was sorry to hear about his accident
    sad, unhappy, sorrowful, distressed, upset, downcast, downhearted, disheartened, despondent;
    [Antonyms] glad
  • 2 he felt sorry for her
    full of pity, sympathetic, compassionate, moved, consoling, empathetic, concerned
    [Antonyms] unsympathetic
  • 3 I'm sorry if I was brusque
    [Antonyms] unrepentant
  • 4 he looks a sorry sight
    pitiful, pitiable, heart-rending, distressing;
    unfortunate, unhappy, wretched, unlucky, shameful, regrettable, awful
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  • 1 "Hey, that's my foot!" "Sorry!"
    apologies, excuse me, pardon me, forgive me, my mistake
    informal my bad
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