Expresses regret, remorse, or sorrow.
The act of saying sorry; an apology.
Other Word Forms of Sorry
Origin of Sorry
From Middle English sory, from Old English sāriÄ¡ (“feeling or expressing grief, sorry, grieved, sorrowful, sad, mournful, bitter"), from Proto-Germanic *sairagaz (“sad"), from Proto-Indo-European *sayǝw- (“hard, rough, painful"). Cognate with Low German serig (“sick, scabby"), German dialectal sehrig (“sore, sad, painful"). More at sore.
Middle English sori from Old English sārig sad from sār sore
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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