- The definition of sorry is a feeling of sorrow or regret.
An example of sorry is someone expressing sadness over a friend's parent dying such as "I'm sorry."
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adjective sor·ri·er, sor·ri·est
- Feeling or expressing sympathy, pity, or regret: I'm sorry I'm late.
- Worthless or inferior; paltry: a sorry excuse.
- Causing sorrow, grief, or misfortune; grievous: a sorry development.
Origin: Middle English sori, from Old English sārig, sad, from sār, sore.
- sorˈri·ly adverb
- sorˈri·ness noun