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sorrowful

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sorrowful \Sor"row*ful\, adjective [OE. sorweful, AS. sorgful.]

1. Full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed. "This sorrowful prisoner." --Chaucer.

My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death. --Matt. xxvi. 38.

2. Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous; as, a sorrowful accident.

Syn: Sad; mournful; dismal; disconsolate; drear; dreary; grievous; lamentable; doleful; distressing. -- {Sor"row*ful*ly}, adverb -- {Sor"row*ful*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sorrowful

adjective

1: 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 [ant: {joyful}]


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