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sorrowful

[sor-uh-fuh l, sawr-] /ˈsɒr ə fəl, ˈsɔr-/
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
900
before 900; Middle English sorowful, Old English sorgful. See sorrow, -ful
Related forms
sorrowfully, adverb
sorrowfulness, noun
oversorrowful, adjective
oversorrowfully, adverb
oversorrowfulness, noun
Synonyms
1. unhappy, grieving. 2. melancholy. 3. piteous, heartbreaking.
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Examples for sorrowfully
  • And now the sister wept over her poor bewitched brother, and the little roe wept also, and sat sorrowfully near to her.
  • She gazed and gazed through her tears, and so mounted the stairs sorrowfully back to her own chamber.

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