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sorrow

[sor-oh, sawr-oh]
noun
1.
distress caused by loss, affliction, disappointment, etc.; grief, sadness, or regret.
2.
a cause or occasion of grief or regret, as an affliction, a misfortune, or trouble: His first sorrow was the bank failure.
3.
the expression of grief, sadness, disappointment, or the like: muffled sorrow.
verb (used without object)
4.
to feel sorrow; grieve.

Origin:
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English sorg; cognate with German Sorge, Dutch zorg, Old Norse sorg, Gothic saurga; (v.) Middle English sorwen, Old English sorgian; cognate with Old High German sorgôn

sorrower, noun
sorrowless, adjective
unsorrowing, adjective


1. Sorrow, distress, grief, misery, woe imply bitter suffering, especially as caused by loss or misfortune. Sorrow is the most general term. Grief is keen suffering, especially for a particular reason. Distress implies anxiety, anguish, or acute suffering caused by the pressure of trouble or adversity. Misery suggests such great and unremitting pain or wretchedness of body or mind as crushes the spirit. Woe is deep or inconsolable grief or misery. 2. adversity. 4. mourn, lament.
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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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sorrow
O.E. sorg "grief, regret, trouble, care," from P.Gmc. *surgo (cf. O.S. sorga, O.N. sorg, M.Du. sorghe, Du. zorg, O.H.G. soraga, Ger. sorge, Goth. saurga), perhaps from PIE *swergh- (cf. Skt. surksati "cares for," Lith. sergu "to be sick," O.C.S. sraga "sickness," O.Ir. serg "sickness"). The verb is O.E.
sorgian.
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