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Synonyms for sorrowful
ˈsɒr ə fəl, ˈsɔr-sor·row·ful

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Wiktionary

  1. sorrowfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    mournful, lamentable, grievous

  2. sorrowfuladjective

    Of a person, full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed; distraught.

    Synonyms:
    mournful, lamentable, grievous

  3. sorrowfuladjective

    Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous.

    sorrowful accident

    Synonyms:
    mournful, grievous, lamentable

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sorrowful

    Pitiful originally signified full of pity; as, "the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy," James v, 11; but this usage is now archaic, and the meaning in question is appropriated by such words as merciful and compassionate. Pitiful and pitiable now refer to what may be deserving of pity, pitiful being used chiefly for that which is merely an object of thought, pitiable for that which is brought directly before the senses; as, a pitiful story; a pitiable object; a pitiable condition. Since pity, however, always implies weakness or inferiority in that which is pitied, pitiful and pitiable are often used, by an easy transition, for what might awaken pity, but does awaken contempt; as, a pitiful excuse; he presented a pitiable appearance. Piteous is now rarely used in its earlier sense of feeling pity, but in its derived sense applies to what really excites the emotion; as, a piteous cry. Compare HUMANE; MERCY; PITY.

    Synonyms:
    abject, base, contemptible, despicable, lamentable, miserable, mournful, moving, paltry, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, touching, woful, wretched

    Antonyms:
    august, beneficent, commanding, dignified, exalted, glorious, grand, great, helpful, lofty, mighty, noble, sublime, superb, superior

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorrowfuladjective

    experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

    "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

    Antonyms:
    joyful, overjoyed, beatific

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sorrowfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    grieved, afflicted, in sorrow, in mourning

  2. sorrowfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    sad, mournful, grievous, lamentable, distressing, painful, dismal, doleful, melancholy, sorry, piteous, woful, rueful, moving pity, exciting compassion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sorrowfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    sad

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sorrowful":

    sad, regrettable, unfortunate

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How to use sorrowful in a sentence?

  1. Ruckett:

    Whether joy or sorrowful, the heart needs a double, because a joy shared is doubled and a pain that is shared is divided.

  2. Seán O'Casey:

    Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, great as each may be, their highest comfort given to the sorrowful is a cordial introduction into another's woe. Sorrow's the great community in which all men born of woman are members at one time or another.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    The tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers.

  4. Margaret Uglow:

    It would be a tragedy if the pope and the Catholic church bought into the standards of society and fell away from the eternal truth of humanity, we see all around us the sorrowful results of society's standards.

  5. Prophet Mohammad:

    What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.


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