Definition of sorrow in English:


Line breaks: sor¦row
Pronunciation: /ˈsɒrəʊ


[mass noun]


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  • Feel or display deep distress: (as adjective sorrowing) the sorrowing widower found it hard to relate to his sons
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    • Toiling, rejoicing, sorrowing onward through life we go.
    • Hill's tribute for his 70th birthday, a sequence of 120 stanzas, offers many more, puzzling voices - impatient, sorrowing, joking, gentle.
    • After spending some time about the pool where it was believed Demeter had once sat sorrowing for her daughter, those seeking full initiation then entered the inner courtyard.
    be sad, feel sad, be miserable, be despondent, despair, suffer, ache, agonize, anguish, be wretched, be dejected, be heavy of heart, pine, weep, shed tears, grieve, mourn, lament, wail


Old English sorh, sorg (noun), sorgian (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zorg and German Sorge.

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