sorrowful


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sor·row·ful

 (sŏr′ō-fəl, -ə-fəl, sôr′-)
adj.
1. Feeling, showing, or expressing sorrow. See Synonyms at sad.
2. Causing sorrow: sorrowful news.

sor′row·ful·ly adv.
sor′row·ful·ness n.

sor•row•ful

(ˈsɒr ə fəl, ˈsɔr-)

adj.
1. feeling sorrow; grieved; sad.
2. expressing sorrow; mournful: a sorrowful song.
3. causing sorrow; distressing.
[before 900]
sor′row•ful•ly, adv.
sor′row•ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sorrowful - 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
unhappy - experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad"
joyless - not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings"
joyful - full of or producing joy; "make a joyful noise"; "a joyful occasion"

sorrowful

sorrowful

adjective
1. Full of or expressive of sorrow:
Translations
حَزين، مُتَكَدِّر
smutný
sorgfuldsørgmodig
hryggur
üzüntülü

sorrowful

[ˈsɒrəfʊl] ADJafligido, triste, apenado

sorrowful

[ˈsɒrəʊfʊl] adjtriste

sorrowful

adj, sorrowfully
advtraurig

sorrowful

[ˈsɒrəʊfʊl] adjaddolorato/a, triste

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

sorrowful

a. apenado-a, afligido-a, apesadumbrado-a, adolorido-a.
References in classic literature ?
Nor can the judicious reader be at a greater loss on account of Mrs Bridget Blifil, who, he may be assured, conducted herself through the whole season in which grief is to make its appearance on the outside of the body, with the strictest regard to all the rules of custom and decency, suiting the alterations of her countenance to the several alterations of her habit: for as this changed from weeds to black, from black to grey, from grey to white, so did her countenance change from dismal to sorrowful, from sorrowful to sad, and from sad to serious, till the day came in which she was allowed to return to her former serenity.
A MAN died leaving a large estate and many sorrowful relations who claimed it.
For there did they all sit together whom he had passed during the day: the king on the right and the king on the left, the old magician, the pope, the voluntary beggar, the shadow, the intellectually conscientious one, the sorrowful soothsayer, and the ass; the ugliest man, however, had set a crown on his head, and had put round him two purple girdles,--for he liked, like all ugly ones, to disguise himself and play the handsome person.
Burying my head in my arms I turned, broken, and sorrowful, down the trail from the cave.
Yet still, ever after that sorrowful day, Whenever the Butcher was by, The Beaver kept looking the opposite way, And appeared unaccountably shy.
He seemed to see his fellow-creatures grotesquely, and he was angry with them because they were grotesque; life was a confusion of ridiculous, sordid happenings, a fit subject for laughter, and yet it made him sorrowful to laugh.
Then he took leave of his father, and set himself in the boat, but before it got far off a wave struck it, and it fell with one side low in the water, so the merchant thought that poor Heinel was lost, and went home very sorrowful, while the dwarf went his way, thinking that at any rate he had had his revenge.
The scheme came to nothing finally, but in the mean time we escaped from the little city and its sorrowful associations of fruitless labor, and had a year in the country, which was blest, at least to us children, by sojourn in a log-cabin, while a house was building for us.
We watched the curve in silence, standing in a sorrowful little group in the sunshine of the autumn morning.
The light went out of her face and eyes; the girl vanished; it was the sorrowful, cheated woman who answered the invitation almost coldly and got herself away with a pitiful haste.
At first he was very angry, but on seeing Pinocchio stretched out on the floor and really without feet, he felt very sad and sorrowful.
My friend," said Maximilian, "the voice of my heart is very sorrowful, and promises me nothing but misfortune.