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Synonyms for sorrow
ˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊsor·row

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorrownoun

    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, ruefulnessnoun

    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, sorrownoun

    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, sorrowfulnessverb

    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, sorrowverb

    feel grief

    Synonyms:
    grieve, aggrieve

    Antonyms:
    joyfulness, joyousness, joy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sorrownoun

    Synonyms:
    grief, sadness, affliction, mourning, trouble

  2. sorrownoun

    Synonyms:
    regret, vexation, chagrin

  3. sorrowverb

    Synonyms:
    grieve, mourn, be sad

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sorrownoun

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

  2. sorrowverb

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

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How to use sorrow in a sentence?

  1. Confucius:

    If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand

  2. Letitia Elizabeth Landon:

    I dreamed a dream, that I had flung a chain of roses around Love, — I woke, and found I had chained Sorrow.

  3. Police Commissioner James O'Neill:

    The tragic news today that another member of The NYPD has been lost to suicide breaks our hearts, and is a deep sorrow felt by all of New York City, to every member of The NYPD, please know this : The NYPD is okay to feel vulnerable. It is okay if you are facing struggles.

  4. Herbert Hoover:

    Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are aftermath of war.

  5. Ecclesiastes:

    Give not over thy soul to sorrow and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days.


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