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sor·row

 (sŏr′ō, sôr′ō)
n.
1. Mental suffering caused by loss, disappointment, or misfortune, or an instance of this: tried to assuage her sorrows. See Synonyms at regret.
2. A source or cause of sorrow; a misfortune: "I must struggle through my sorrows and difficulties as I can" (Jane Austen).
3. Expression of sorrow, or an instance of this: I listened to his sorrows.
intr.v. sor·rowed, sor·row·ing, sor·rows
To feel or express sorrow. See Synonyms at grieve.

[Middle English sorwe, from Old English sorg.]

sor′row·er n.

sorrow

(ˈsɒrəʊ)
n
1. the characteristic feeling of sadness, grief, or regret associated with loss, bereavement, sympathy for another's suffering, for an injury done, etc
2. a particular cause or source of regret, grief, etc
3. Also called: sorrowing the outward expression of grief or sadness
vb
(intr) to mourn or grieve
[Old English sorg; related to Old Norse sorg, Gothic saurga, Old High German sworga]
ˈsorrower n
ˈsorrowful adj
ˈsorrowfully adv
ˈsorrowfulness n

sor•row

(ˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊ)

n.
1. distress caused by loss, disappointment, etc.; grief.
2. a cause or occasion of grief, as a misfortune.
3. the expression of grief: muffled sorrow.
v.i.
4. to feel or express sorrow; grieve.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English; Old English sorg, c. Old Saxon, Old High German sorga, Old Norse sorg, Gothic saurga; (v.) Middle English sorwen, Old English sorgian]

sorrow


Past participle: sorrowed
Gerund: sorrowing

Imperative
sorrow
sorrow
Present
I sorrow
you sorrow
he/she/it sorrows
we sorrow
you sorrow
they sorrow
Preterite
I sorrowed
you sorrowed
he/she/it sorrowed
we sorrowed
you sorrowed
they sorrowed
Present Continuous
I am sorrowing
you are sorrowing
he/she/it is sorrowing
we are sorrowing
you are sorrowing
they are sorrowing
Present Perfect
I have sorrowed
you have sorrowed
he/she/it has sorrowed
we have sorrowed
you have sorrowed
they have sorrowed
Past Continuous
I was sorrowing
you were sorrowing
he/she/it was sorrowing
we were sorrowing
you were sorrowing
they were sorrowing
Past Perfect
I had sorrowed
you had sorrowed
he/she/it had sorrowed
we had sorrowed
you had sorrowed
they had sorrowed
Future
I will sorrow
you will sorrow
he/she/it will sorrow
we will sorrow
you will sorrow
they will sorrow
Future Perfect
I will have sorrowed
you will have sorrowed
he/she/it will have sorrowed
we will have sorrowed
you will have sorrowed
they will have sorrowed
Future Continuous
I will be sorrowing
you will be sorrowing
he/she/it will be sorrowing
we will be sorrowing
you will be sorrowing
they will be sorrowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sorrowing
you have been sorrowing
he/she/it has been sorrowing
we have been sorrowing
you have been sorrowing
they have been sorrowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sorrowing
you will have been sorrowing
he/she/it will have been sorrowing
we will have been sorrowing
you will have been sorrowing
they will have been sorrowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sorrowing
you had been sorrowing
he/she/it had been sorrowing
we had been sorrowing
you had been sorrowing
they had been sorrowing
Conditional
I would sorrow
you would sorrow
he/she/it would sorrow
we would sorrow
you would sorrow
they would sorrow
Past Conditional
I would have sorrowed
you would have sorrowed
he/she/it would have sorrowed
we would have sorrowed
you would have sorrowed
they would have sorrowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sorrow - an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavementsorrow - an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
sadness, unhappiness - emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
broken heart - devastating sorrow and despair; "he is recovering from a broken heart"; "a broken heart languishes here"
brokenheartedness, grief, heartache, heartbreak - intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
mournfulness, ruthfulness, sorrowfulness - a state of gloomy sorrow
self-pity - a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings
joy, joyfulness, joyousness - the emotion of great happiness
2.sorrow - sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointmentsorrow - 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"
sadness, unhappiness - emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
contriteness, contrition, attrition - sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
compunction, remorse, self-reproach - a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
3.sorrow - something that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John"
negative stimulus - a stimulus with undesirable consequences
4.sorrow - the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness"
unhappiness - state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
bereavement, mourning - state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
poignance, poignancy - a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow; "a moment of extraordinary poignancy"
Verb1.sorrow - feel grief
suffer - experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"
mourn - feel sadness; "She is mourning her dead child"

sorrow

verb
1. grieve, mourn, lament, weep, moan, be sad, bemoan, agonize, eat your heart out, bewail She was lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances.
grieve celebrate, rejoice, exult, delight, revel, jump for joy large it (Brit. slang)
Quotations
"There is no greater sorrow than to recall a time of happiness in misery" [Dante Divine Comedy]
"Into each life some rain must fall" [Henry Wadsworth Longfellow]
"Sorrow makes us wise" [Alfred Tennyson In Memoriam]
"Sorrow is tranquillity remembered in emotion" [Dorothy Parker Here Lies]

sorrow

noun
Mental anguish or pain caused by loss or despair:
verb
To feel, show, or express grief:
Translations
أسى، حُزْن
smutek
sorg
huolimurhesuru
sorg
liūdėjimas
bēdasskumjas
žalost
sorg

sorrow

[ˈsɒrəʊ]
A. N (= grieving) → pena f, pesar m, dolor m
to my sorrowcon or para gran pesar mío
her sorrow at the death of her sonsu pena por la muerte de su hijo
more in sorrow than in angercon más pesar que enojo
this was a great sorrow to meesto me causó mucha pena
to drown one's sorrowsahogar las penas (en alcohol)
B. VIapenarse, afligirse (at, for, over de)

sorrow

[ˈsɒrəʊ] npeine f, chagrin m
the joys and sorrows of sth → les joies et les peines de qch

sorrow

n (no pl: = sadness) → Traurigkeit f; (no pl: = grief) → Trauer f, → Kummer m; (= trouble, care)Sorge f, → Kümmernis f; (= affliction, suffering)Leiden nt; more in sorrow than in angereher aus Betrübnis als aus Zorn; to my (great) sorrowzu meinem größten Kummer; this was a matter of real sorrow to medas hat mir großen Kummer bereitet; a feeling of sorrowein Gefühl von Traurigkeit, ein wehes Gefühl (liter); to drown one’s sorrowsseine Sorgen ertränken; the sorrows of their racedie Leiden ihres Volkes
visich grämen (geh) (→ at, over, for über +acc)

sorrow

[ˈsɒrəʊ]
1. ndolore m
her sorrow at the death of her son → il suo dolore per la morte del figlio
more in sorrow than in anger → più con dolore che con rabbia
2. vi to sorrow over sth (liter) → addolorarsi per qc

sorrow

(ˈsorəu) noun
(something which causes) pain of mind or grief. He felt great sorrow when she died.
ˈsorrowful adjective
showing or feeling sorrow. sorrowful people; a sorrowful expression.
ˈsorrowfully adverb
ˈsorrowfulness noun

sorrow

n. pena, aflicción, pesar, dolor.
References in classic literature ?
One discovered that money couldn't keep shame and sorrow out of rich people's houses, another that, though she was poor, she was a great deal happier, with her youth, health, and good spirits, than a certain fretful, feeble old lady who couldn't enjoy her comforts, a third that, disagreeable as it was to help get dinner, it was harder still to go begging for it and the fourth, that even carnelian rings were not so valuable as good behavior.
The time of our sorrow was now arrived, and the scene fully opened.
But there was a story, for which it is difficult to conceive any foundation, that the posterity of Matthew Maule had some connection with the mystery of the looking-glass, and that, by what appears to have been a sort of mesmeric process, they could make its inner region all alive with the departed Pyncheons; not as they had shown themselves to the world, nor in their better and happier hours, but as doing over again some deed of sin, or in the crisis of life's bitterest sorrow.
Here, one would suppose, might have been sorrow enough to imbue the sunniest disposition through and through with a sable tinge.
At first it was a heavy sense of loss and sorrow, wherein I could distinguish little else.
The man's face was set in hard, stern lines and the marks of sorrow were writ deep about his mouth and eyes--so deep that the set expression of rage upon his features could not obliterate them.
In all the great Buddhist poems, of which the Shu Hsing Tsan Ching is the best example, there is the same deep sadness, the haunting sorrow of doom.
If rage or sorrow ever torture the heart, it is when a lover receives under a name which is not his own protestations of love addressed to his happy rival.
Valentine was ignorant of the cause of this sorrow and anxiety, and as it was not his accustomed hour for visiting her, she had gone to the spot simply by accident or perhaps through sympathy.
Dear children, let us not tire of a good work, hard though it be and wearisome; think of the many little hearts that in their sorrow look to us for help.
She looked round with blank eyes at the dirt and confusion on which the bright afternoon's sun shone dismally; it was all of a piece with the sad confusion of her mind--that confusion which belongs to the first hours of a sudden sorrow, when the poor human soul is like one who has been deposited sleeping among the ruins of a vast city, and wakes up in dreary amazement, not knowing whether it is the growing or the dying day--not knowing why and whence came this illimitable scene of desolation, or why he too finds himself desolate in the midst of it.
There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; But when we are certain of sorrow in store, Why do we always arrange for more?