Sorrow is a feeling of great sadness or grief, often caused by loss or disappointment.noun
An example of sorrow is what you feel when your beloved spouse dies.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- mental suffering caused by loss, disappointment, etc.; sadness, grief, or regret
- that which produces such suffering; trouble, loss, affliction, etc.
- the outward expression of such suffering; mourning; lamentation
- earnest repentance; contrition: sorrow for sin
Origin: ME sorwe < OE sorg, akin to Ger sorge < IE base *swergh-, to worry, be ill > Sans sūrkṣati, he worries about, Lith sergù, to be sick
- sorrower noun
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- Mental suffering or pain caused by injury, loss, or despair. See Synonyms at regret.
- A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune.
- Expression of sorrow; grieving.
Origin: Middle English sorwe, from Old English sorg.
- sorˈrow·er noun