Definición de sorry en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈsɒri/

adjetivo (sorrier, sorriest)

1 [predicative] Feeling sad or distressed through sympathy with someone else’s misfortune: I was sorry to hear about what happened to your family
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We are very sorry that Mrs Collins has experienced distress, and we are still waiting to establish the facts.
  • One juror identified as Roy said a lot of people want you to have sympathy for her and feel sorry.
  • I am sorry to hear of your distress, but I assure you that this is not an uncommon problem.
sad, unhappy, sorrowful, distressed, upset, depressed, downcast, miserable, downhearted, disheartened, dejected, down, despondent, despairing, disconsolate, broken-hearted, heartbroken, inconsolable, grief-stricken
full of pity, sympathetic, pitying, compassionate, moved, commiserative, consoling, empathetic, caring, concerned, understanding
1.1 (sorry for) Filled with compassion for: I felt sorry for the poor boys working for him
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  • Yes, we felt sorry for those figures huddled in shop doorways, particularly on an icy night.
  • I just feel really sorry for her because her life's never going to be the same.
  • Adjacent is a little caravan site, and this is the only time I have ever felt sorry for caravaners.
2 [predicative] Feeling regret or penitence: he said he was sorry he had upset me I’m sorry if I was a bit brusque
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  • ‘I am sorry for Mrs McCabe and I'm sorry her husband was killed - we have no argument with her,’ Mr Adams added.
  • They are sorry for the inconvenience to customers, but not that sorry.
  • I'm sorry for being so damned insensitive in the first place, and I'm sorry about the whole Steve thing.
regretful, remorseful, contrite, repentant, rueful, penitent, conscience-stricken, apologetic, abject, guilty, guilt-ridden, self-reproachful, bad, ashamed, shamefaced, sheepish, in sackcloth and ashes, afraid
rare compunctious
2.1Used to express apology: sorry—I was trying not to make a noise
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  • I may post more later, if I can sort out my thoughts better (my brain is slush at the moment, sorry!)
  • But if pre-Christians come expecting God - sorry!
  • And I lost his answer, sorry!
2.2Used as a polite request that someone should repeat something that one has failed to hear or understand: I’m sorry—you were saying?
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  • So sorry, just to understand your question, if an ET1 is received, what would we like to be doing immediately?
3 [attributive] In a poor or pitiful state: he looks a sorry sight with his broken jaw
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  • A neglected garden is a sorry sight and a poor producer.
  • Pity instead the poor public, those sorry souls into whose lives the media machine has pumped a decade's worth of pouting.
  • You've proved that your a bunch of sorry pitiful bastards.
pitiful, pitiable, heart-rending, distressing;
unfortunate, wretched, unhappy, unlucky, disastrous, calamitous, regrettable, mortifying, shameful, awful
rare distressful
3.1Unpleasant and regrettable, especially on account of incompetence or misbehaviour: we feel so ashamed that we keep quiet about the whole sorry business
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  • Add to these charges the negligence and incompetence shown throughout this sorry affair.
  • Update: that was just me moaning because my bank account was in a sorry state.
  • There then follows the sorry account, previously reported in these sports pages, of an Italian sausage and a brutal beating from a Pittsburgh Pirate.



be sorry to say

Used to express disappointment or regret: I’m sorry to say that I don’t have alternative contact details
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  • "I am sorry to say that we have made an error in the elections office," she said.
  • I disagree with Barbara, I'm sorry to say, because I really like and respect her.
  • I'm sorry to say but today was your last show.

sorry for oneself

Sad and self-pitying: he was sorry for himself in his hopeless loneliness
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • As I once observed: ‘There's a real difference between feeling sorry for yourself and feeling your sorrow.’
  • He waited for her, feeling sorry for himself and miserable with his own thoughts about how he had mistrusted her.
  • If things don't work out the way you intended, there's no point feeling sorry for yourself; you get up, dust yourself down and get on with it.



Oraciones de ejemplo
  • I dropped an old email account over a year ago and have sorrily been missing the newsletter!
  • Or, to exhaust this vein of sorrily mixed metaphor, a rare bird.
  • If they feel that students have had a chance to comment and have not because they have not emailed them, they are sorrily mistaken.


Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Despite his injuries, Jared has a very uplifting outlook on life - deal with it, otherwise you will live in a perpetual state of sorriness for yourself.
  • Moreover the figure at hand suffers on such occasion because it shows up its sorriness without shade; while vague figures afar off are honoured in that their distance makes artistic virtues of their stains.
  • Much sorriness for the rift between the lovers.


Old English sārig 'pained, distressed', of West Germanic origin, from the base of the noun sore. The shortening of the root vowel has given the word an apparent connection with the unrelated sorrow.

  • In the Anglo-Saxon period to be sorry was to be pained or distressed, full of grief or sorrow—the meaning gradually weakened to become ‘sad through sympathy with someone else's misfortune’, ‘full of regret’, and then simply an expression of apology. The source was sore, which originally had the meaning ‘causing intense pain, grievous’ ( see also pain). Sorrow is also Old English, but is not closely related to the other two words. The expression more in sorrow than in anger is taken from Shakespeare's Hamlet. When Hamlet asks Horatio to describe the expression on the face of his father's ghost, Horatio replies, ‘a countenance more in sorrow than in anger’.

Palabras que riman con sorry

Florrie, Laurie, lorry, Macquarie, quarry, whare

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