sorrowful

[sor-uh-fuhl, sawr-]
adjective
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.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English sorowful, Old English sorgful. See sorrow, -ful

sorrowfully, adverb
sorrowfulness, noun
oversorrowful, adjective
oversorrowfully, adverb
oversorrowfulness, noun


1. unhappy, grieving. 2. melancholy. 3. piteous, heartbreaking.
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sorrow (ˈsɒrəʊ)
 
n
1.  the characteristic feeling of sadness, grief, or regret associated with loss, bereavement, sympathy for another's suffering, for an injury done, etc
2.  a particular cause or source of regret, grief, etc
3.  Also called: sorrowing the outward expression of grief or sadness
 
vb
4.  (intr) to mourn or grieve
 
[Old English sorg; related to Old Norse sorg, Gothic saurga, Old High German sworga]
 
'sorrower
 
n
 
'sorrowful
 
adj
 
'sorrowfully
 
adv
 
'sorrowfulness
 
n

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Example sentences
There was a sorrowful embrace between the president's brother and his widow.
We are left with a sorrowful sense of wrong turnings taken, never to be
  retraced.
Not that sorrowful image of them being retired on the tarmac and grounded
  forever.
He said it was a false representation of him-he didn't want to be portrayed as
  a sorrowful character.
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