What are some alternative words for sorry?

Synonyms for sorry
ˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. regretful, sorry, bad(adj)

    feeling or expressing 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"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase"

    Synonyms:
    speculative, deplorable, big, no-account, dismal, dark, disconsolate, uncollectible, no-count, good-for-nothing, regretful, blue, tough, no-good, unfit, high-risk, grim, sad, risky, good-for-naught, lamentable, unsound, spoilt, distressing, bad, spoiled, forged, pitiful, gloomy, drab, dingy, dreary, defective, drear, meritless

    Antonyms:
    cheerful, valuable, good

  2. deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry(adj)

    bad; unfortunate

    "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"

    Synonyms:
    regretful, deplorable, hapless, no-account, reprehensible, woeful, dismal, troubling, execrable, dingy, disconsolate, perturbing, no-count, good-for-nothing, miserable, worrying, criminal, no-good, vicious, disturbing, dark, grim, sad, piteous, condemnable, lamentable, worrisome, misfortunate, pitiable, distressing, bad, poor, pathetic, wretched, pitiful, gloomy, drab, distressful, dreary, drear, good-for-naught, blue, meritless

    Antonyms:
    cheerful, valuable, good

  3. good-for-nothing, good-for-naught, meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good, sorry(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    grim, dreary, regretful, gloomy, good-for-nothing, dingy, drear, bad, good-for-naught, pitiful, rubber, blue, lamentable, deplorable, dark, dismal, drab, meritless, no-account, no-count, distressing, no-good, sad, disconsolate

    Antonyms:
    valuable, cheerful, good

  4. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)

    causing dejection

    "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"

    Synonyms:
    black, blueish, non-white, gloomful, stern, unappeasable, ghastly, moody, forbidding, relentless, dingy, raunchy, bluish, mordant, risque, gruesome, depressed, dirty, gamey, down in the mouth, low, sinister, olive-drab, lamentable, muddied, unrelenting, sullen, juicy, sulky, bad, gloomy, meritless, low-spirited, saturnine, good-for-naught, dispirited, gamy, down(p), grisly, good-for-nothing, dark, naughty, unconsolable, benighted, sad, muddy, sober, gentle, grubby, grungy, dark-skinned, aristocratic, inconsolable, racy, regretful, somber, spicy, blue-blooded, blue, puritanical, no-count, drear, macabre, disconsolate, no-account, dreary, grimy, coloured, inexorable, puritanic, aristocratical, no-good, deplorable, glowering, morose, pitiful, patrician, profane, blasphemous, sombre, drab, glum, unforgiving, glooming, sour, blue(a), downcast, downhearted, distressing, dour, obscure, sick, grim, dismal, begrimed

    Antonyms:
    cheerful, good, valuable

Wiktionary

  1. sorry(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    compunctious, unhappy, melancholy, contrite, repentant, attritional, penitential, penitent, remorseful, heavyhearted, sad, apologetic, mournful, regretful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sorry

    Synonyms:
    grieved, pained, hurt, afflicted, woe-begone, doleful, downhearted, mortified, vexed, dejected, poor, mean, vile, shabby, worthless

    Antonyms:
    glad, rejoiced, delighted, pleased, gratified, fine, choice, handsome

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sorry(a.)

    Synonyms:
    grieved, SORROWFUL

  2. sorry(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mean, vile, base, poor, miserable, wretched, pitiful, abject, beggarly, rascally, contemptible, despicable, shabby, bad, low, paltry

  3. sorry(a.)

    Synonyms:
    mournful, dismal, sad, painful, melancholy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sorry(a)

    Synonyms:
    melancholy, mournful, dismal, depressing, sad, abject, despicable, miserable, mean, paltry, contemptible, pitiful, contrite, penitent, chagrined, pained

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    excuse, -sorry, forgiveness, pardon, sad, s-sorry, apologise, desolated, apology, regrettable, dorry, sorry.

How to pronounce sorry?

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Australian
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How to say sorry in sign language?

  1. sorry

Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use sorry in a sentence?

  1. Susan Loricchio:

    I would almost be sorry if they did find her because it’s that mystique that keeps her legend going and that legend is an inspiration even today.

  2. Michael Beck:

    I just love being here with all the fans. I see kids coming here, eight years old, and I go 'How do you even know about this movie,' i found out something today. One of the stunt guys who played one of the Furies, he came up to me and told me, 'Thirty-seven years ago, you broke three of my ribs with a baseball bat.' I told him I was sorry. I didn't mean to.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    I know it was a little sarcastic in one exchange with reporters -- for which I'm sorry, guys.

  4. Milo Ventimiglia:

    Sorry. Gotta wait a little longer now, i've gotten in the habit of telling people, 'Lets not focus on how he died or when he died, lets focus on how he lived.'.

  5. Sherri Halstead:

    I wanted them to feel her in me, i wanted to be able to do that. I wanted to meet them because they have given me life and to thank them so much and to tell them I’m sorry that they had to lose someone very special to them in order for this to happen.


Translations for sorry

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • jammerAfrikaans
  • أنا آسفة, عفوًا!, آسف, أنا آسف, آسفة, عذراً!, ماذا قلت؟Arabic
  • bağışlayınAzerbaijani
  • выбачайце, выбачайBelarusian
  • пардон, съжалявам, извинявай, извине́теBulgarian
  • দুঃখিত, সরি, মাফ করবেনBengali
  • perdó, llastimós, afligit, disculpesCatalan, Valencian
  • prosím, pardon, promiňte, zarmoucený, promiň, žalostnýCzech
  • undskyld, ked af, beklager, sørgeligDanish
  • verzeihen Sie bitte, wie bitte?, wie?, sorry, traurig, bitte?, Entschuldigung, ich bitte um Entschuldigung, es tut mir Leid, armselig, entschuldigen Sie bitte, beklagenswert, VerzeihungGerman
  • συγγνώμηGreek
  • discúlpame, lo siento, disculpe, ¿ah?, perdón, cómo, pobre, perdóname, mande, ¿eh?, disculpaSpanish
  • vabandustEstonian
  • پوزش, ببخشید, معذرت می‌خواهمPersian
  • anteeksi, pahoittelen, surkea, [[olla, sori, anteeksipyyntö, surullinen, pahoillaanFinnish
  • excusez-moi, hein, pardon, excuse-moi, désolé, navré, quoi, comment, ?French
  • gabh mo leithscéal, tá brón orm, brónachIrish
  • tha mi duilich, duilich, b' àill leibh, b' àill leat, truaghScottish Gaelic
  • מצטער, סְלִיחָהHebrew
  • माफ़ कीजिए, सॉरीHindi
  • bocsánat, elnézést kérek, elnézést, nem értem, tessék?, bocs, sajnál, elnézéstHungarian
  • ներողություն, կներես, ներիր, կներեք, ներեցեքArmenian
  • maafIndonesian
  • fyrirgefðu, afsakið, fyrirgefðu mérIcelandic
  • mi scuso, scusa, scusi, scuse, mi scusiItalian
  • מצטערHebrew
  • もう一度, もう一回, 申し訳ありません, 残念, すみません, 遺憾, え, かわいそう, 何, 恐縮, すまない, 失礼しました, ごめんなさい, 気の毒, 申し訳ないJapanese
  • რა, უკაცრავადGeorgian
  • សូមទោសKhmer
  • 실례, 미안하다, [[죄송]][[합니다]]Korean
  • به‌ڵێ, ببووره‌, په‌شیمان, خه‌جاڵه‌ت, لێبوردنKurdish
  • mihi ignoscite, excusate, repete, me paenitet, doleo, excusa, mihi īgnōsce, meā culpāLatin
  • waat?, spietelik, zörgelikLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
  • ຂໍໂທດLao
  • atsiprašau, dovanokite, atleiskiteLithuanian
  • piedodietLatvian
  • юу гэнээ?, уучлаарайMongolian
  • maafMalay
  • skużani, skużiMaltese
  • armzalig, pardon, het spijt me, treurig, wat zeg je, excuseer, sorry, spijten, wat zegt uDutch
  • lei, unnskyld, beklager, sørgeligNorwegian
  • maanendamOjibwe, Ojibwa
  • przepraszam?, przykro mi, przepraszam, słucham?, przykry, żałosnyPolish
  • quê?, foi mal, lastimável, desculpa, perdão, perdão?, hein?Portuguese
  • scuzați, scuză-mă, scuză, scuzați-mă, îmi pare răuRomanian
  • что?, что вы сказали, пардо́н, извиниться, плачевный, жаль, извинить, жалкий, сожалеющий, прошу прощения, со́рри, [[просить, простить, огорчённыйRussian
  • izvinite, опростите, извини, molim, oprostite, izvini, извинитеSerbo-Croatian
  • prepáčte, bohužiaľ, prepáčSlovak
  • oprosti, oprostiteSlovene
  • më fal, më falniAlbanian
  • ledsen, förlåt, sorglig, ledsam, ursäktaSwedish
  • மன்னிக்கவும்Tamil
  • ขอโทษThai
  • paumanhin, patawadTagalog
  • özür dilerim, pardon, üzgünüm, affedersiniz, üzgün, efendim, afedersiniz, affedersin, afedersinTurkish
  • كەچۈرۈڭUyghur, Uighur
  • перепрошую, пробач, пробачтеUkrainian
  • معاف کیجیئے, ساریUrdu
  • xin lỗiVietnamese
  • 抱歉Chinese

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