- 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 of sorrowMiddle English sorwe from Old English sorg, akin to German sorge from Indo-European base an unverified form swergh-, to worry, be ill from source Sanskrit s?rk?ati, he worries about, Lithuanian sergù, to be sick