sorrowful [adj] very upset; grieving affecting, afflicted, dejected, depressed, disconsolate, distressing, doleful, dolent, full of sorrow, grievous, heartbroken, heartrending, heavyhearted, hurting, in mourning, in pain, in sorrow, lamentable, lugubrious, melancholy, miserable, mournful, painful, piteous, plaintive, rueful, ruthful, sad, sick at heart*, singing the blues*, sorry, tearful, tear-jerking*, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched; concept 403 —Ant. delighted, happy, joyful

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  • Sorrowful — Sor row*ful, a. [OE. sorweful, AS. sorgful.] 1. Full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed. This sorrowful prisoner. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death. Matt. xxvi. 38. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sorrowful — index bitter (reproachful), contrite, deplorable, despondent, disconsolate, grave (solemn), lam …   Law dictionary

  • sorrowful — O.E. sorgful; see SORROW (Cf. sorrow) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Sorrowfully; sorowfulness …   Etymology dictionary

  • sorrowful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) feeling or showing sorrow. 2) causing sorrow. DERIVATIVES sorrowfully adverb sorrowfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • sorrowful — [sär′əfəl, sôr′ə fəl] adj. [ME soruful < OE sorgful] full of sorrow; feeling, causing, or expressing sorrow SYN. SAD sorrowfully adv. sorrowfulness n …   English World dictionary

  • Sorrowful — Infobox He Man/She Ra Character|Alliance=#87CEFA Title=Sorrowful Name=Sorrowful Status=Alive Powers=Flight Fire breathing Affiliation=Adora The Great Rebellion Actor=Lou Scheimer Sorrowful is a fictional character in the animated television… …   Wikipedia

  • sorrowful — [[t]sɒ̱roʊfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED Sorrowful means very sad. [LITERARY] His father s face looked suddenly soft and sorrowful... Roy told his sorrowful tale with simple words anybody could understand. Syn: mournful Derived words: sorrowfully ADV ADV… …   English dictionary

  • sorrowful — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. full of or marked by sorrow < a sorrowful good bye > 2. expressive of or inducing sorrow < sorrowful eyes > • sorrowfully adverb • sorrowfulness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sorrowful — sorrowfully, adv. sorrowfulness, n. /sor euh feuhl, sawr /, adj. 1. full of or feeling sorrow; grieved; sad. 2. showing or expressing sorrow; mournful; plaintive: a sorrowful song. 3. involving or causing sorrow; distressing: a sorrowful event.… …   Universalium

  • sorrowful — adjective 1) sorrowful eyes Syn: sad, unhappy, dejected, regretful, downcast, miserable, downhearted, despondent, despairing, disconsolate, desolate, glum, gloomy, doleful, dismal, melancholy, mournful …   Thesaurus of popular words

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