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Synonyms for sorry
ˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr isor·ry

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. regretful, sorry, badadjective

    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, sorryadjective

    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, sorryadjective

    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, drearyadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sorryadjective

    Synonyms:
    grieved, SORROWFUL

  2. sorryadjective

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

  3. sorryadjective

    Synonyms:
    mournful, dismal, sad, painful, melancholy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sorryadjective

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

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How to use sorry in a sentence?

  1. Park Won-soon:

    I am sorry to everyone, thank you for everyone who has been with me in my life. I am sorry to my family for I have only caused them pain.

  2. Sherry Turkle:

    Tim Cook apologizes and says,' Sorry ! Here are tools to walk it back,' what do we forget when we talk to machines ? We forget what it is to be human -- what is special about talking to a human. That is the danger.

  3. Nick Vallelonga wrote Green Book:

    I want to apologize. I spent my life trying to bring this story of overcoming differences and finding common ground to the screen, and I am incredibly sorry to everyone associated with' Green Book,' i especially deeply apologize to the brilliant and kind Mahershala Ali, and all members of the Muslim faith, for the hurt I have caused.

  4. Jack Wong:

    No one was prepared for the horrific revelation that our precioushaum?na( students) were secretly abused and physically and emotionally traumatized from 1962-1984 by Dr. Robert Browne, Chief of Psychiatry at St. Francis Hospital. And, after abuses were reported, not nearly enough was done. … Kamehameha Schools is deeply and truly sorry.

  5. Sharon Price John:

    I am sorry that we were not able to provide the service that we wanted, we are doing our very best and we are staying very focused on making sure that we do the best we can to make it right for people.


Translations for sorry

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  • 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
  • క్షమించండిTelugu
  • 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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