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Synonyms for sorrow
ˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorrow(noun)

    an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement

    "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"

    Synonyms:
    regret, ruefulness, rue, sadness, grief, sorrowfulness

    Antonyms:
    joyousness, joyfulness, joy

  2. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness(noun)

    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

    "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"

    Synonyms:
    regret, ruefulness, grief, rue, sorrowfulness, herb of grace, sadness

    Antonyms:
    joyousness, joyfulness, joy

  3. grief, sorrow(noun)

    something that causes great unhappiness

    "her death was a great grief to John"

    Synonyms:
    regret, sadness, ruefulness, brokenheartedness, heartache, sorrowfulness, heartbreak, rue, grief

    Antonyms:
    joyousness, joy, joyfulness

  4. sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness(verb)

    the state of being sad

    "she tired of his perpetual sadness"

    Synonyms:
    regret, unhappiness, sadness, ruefulness, grief, gloominess, mournfulness, lugubriousness, sorrowfulness, rue, ruthfulness

    Antonyms:
    joyousness, joy, joyfulness

  5. grieve, sorrow(verb)

    feel grief

    Synonyms:
    grieve, aggrieve

    Antonyms:
    joyfulness, joyousness, joy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sorrow

    Grief is acute mental pain resulting from loss, misfortune, or deep disappointment. Grief is more acute and less enduring than sorrow. Sorrow and grief are for definite cause; sadness and melancholy may arise from a vague sense of want or loss, from a low state of health, or other ill-defined cause; sadness may be momentary; melancholy is more enduring, and may become chronic. Affliction expresses a deep heart-sorrow and is applied also to the misfortune producing such sorrow; mourning most frequently denotes sorrow publicly expressed, or the public expression of such sorrow as may reasonably be expected; as, it is common to observe thirty days of mourning on the death of an officer of state.

    See synonyms for HAPPINESS.

    Synonyms:
    affliction, distress, grief, melancholy, mourning, regret, sadness, tribulation, trouble, wo

    Preposition:
    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sorrow

    Synonyms:
    affliction, grief, sadness, trouble, regret, distress, mental pain, ruth, mourning

    Antonyms:
    joy, gladness, rejoicing

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sorrow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    grief, sadness, affliction, mourning, trouble

  2. sorrow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    regret, vexation, chagrin

  3. sorrow(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    grieve, mourn, be sad

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sorrow(n)

    Synonyms:
    grief, regret, remorse, misery, heaviness, rue, unhappiness, contrition, dolor, agony, distress, compunction, bereavement

  2. sorrow(v)

    Synonyms:
    grieve, mourn, regret, deplore, bewail, lament

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sadness, grief, pain, spite, regret, heartache, mourning, woe, contrition, anguish, affliction, distress, penalty

How to pronounce sorrow?

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Daniel
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Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say sorrow in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#25291melancholy
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#330484gloominess

How to use sorrow in a sentence?

  1. Jiang Zhao:

    From the very moment this happened I have been immersed in sorrow.

  2. Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde:

    Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ectasy.

  3. Tryon Edwards:

    Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, I did not come to comfort you God only can do that but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction.

  4. Barbara Sher:

    The cure for sorrow is to learn something.

  5. The Talmud:

    The deeper the sorrow the less tongue it hath.


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