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Definitions of sorry

  1. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. without merit; "a sorry horse"; "a sorry excuse"; "a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick"; "the car was a no-good piece of junk" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. feeling or expressing sorrow or pity; "a pitying observer threw his coat around her shoulders"; "let him perish without a pitying thought of ours wasted upon him"- Thomas De Quincey Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. having regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. keenly sorry or regretful; "felt bad about letting the team down"; "was sorry that she had treated him so badly"; "felt bad about breaking the vase" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. Feeling regret for loss, disappointment, etc.; pained; feeling pity; as, sorry for a cripple; repentant; as, sorry for sin; mournful; dismal; as, a sorry sight; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Sorrier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Sorriest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Grieved for something past: melancholy: poor: worthless. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. SORRILY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. SORRINESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Grieved for the past; regretful; poor; mean. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Grieved or pained; regretful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Poor; paltry. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. Grieved at some loss or misfortune; chagrined; poor; mean; vile; worthless. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. Grieved for something past; poor; mean; worthless. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling. dictgcide_fs
  23. sor'i, adj. grieved for something past: melancholy: poor: worthless.--adj. SORR'IEST (Shak.), most sorrowful.--adv. SORR'ILY.--n. SORR'INESS. [A.S. sárig, wounded--sár, pain; Dut. zeerig.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Feeling regret, regretful, as will be s. for this some day, felt s. for him (on his account), am s. for (regret) that, am so s. (that) you must go, am s. to hear it, (as informal apology for trifling offence) s.!; wretched, paltry, shabby, of poor quality, as a s. fellow, in a s. plight, in s. clothes, a s. excuse, whence sorrily adv., sorriness n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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