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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"

    regret, ruefulness, rue, sadness, grief, sorrowfulness

    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"

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

    joyousness, joyfulness, joy

  3. grief, sorrow(noun)

    something that causes great unhappiness

    "her death was a great grief to John"

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

    joyousness, joy, joyfulness

  4. sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness(verb)

    the state of being sad

    "she tired of his perpetual sadness"

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

    joyousness, joy, joyfulness

  5. grieve, sorrow(verb)

    feel grief

    grieve, aggrieve

    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.

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

    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sorrow

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

    joy, gladness, rejoicing

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sorrow(n.)

    grief, sadness, affliction, mourning, trouble

  2. sorrow(n.)

    regret, vexation, chagrin

  3. sorrow(v. n.)

    grieve, mourn, be sad

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sorrow(n)

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

  2. sorrow(v)

    grieve, mourn, regret, deplore, bewail, lament

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How to use sorrow in a sentence?

  1. Xanthoulla Soupli:

    We have mixed feelings about all this. Some insecurity but so much sorrow for the children who are living at the camp in absolutely appalling conditions.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    As we walked silently on that sandy beach, I began to realize that there was a unique story embedded in each and every grain of sand. Those were the stories of happiness and glory, blended and intertwined with equally compelling stories of broken dreams and searing sorrow. I felt that each grain was representing and presenting the story of Mother Earth, the tales of long forgotten civilizations and majestic empires, mind-boggling evolutions and revolutions, breakthrough inventions and innovations, godly acts by holy saints and horrifying genocides by evil dictators - all that once happened and then got wiped out over time, from the surface of our planet, by the omnipotent ebbs and flows of Time almighty......leaving behind those billions and trillons of tiny sand grains with counteless stories of Mother Earth.

  3. Farid Fata:

    I have violated the Hippocratic oath and violated the trust of my patients, i do not know how I can heal the wound. I do not know how to express the sorrow and the shame.

  4. Police Officer Betty Shelby:

    I have sorrow that this happened, that this man lost his life, but he caused the situation to occur, so, in the end he caused his own( death).

  5. Headmaster Ulrich Wessel:

    I've told the students and teachers that we have to accept the sorrow and grieve, i hope we will all get through it, if we share it.

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