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sor·ry

 (sŏr′ē, sôr′ē)
adj. sor·ri·er, sor·ri·est
1.
a. Feeling or expressing sorrow: We're sorry to hear that you're leaving so soon.
b. Feeling or expressing sympathy or pity: She felt sorry for the rain-soaked cat.
c. Feeling or expressing regret, especially for a misdeed or mistake: He said he was sorry for breaking the window. I'm sorry I yelled at you.
2. Worthless or inferior; paltry: a sorry excuse.
3. Causing sorrow, grief, or misfortune; grievous: a sorry development.
interj.
1. Used to express apology.
2. Used to express interrogation, especially as a request for a person to say something again.

[Middle English sori, from Old English sārig, sad, from sār, sore.]

sor′ri·ly adv.
sor′ri·ness n.

sorry

(ˈsɒrɪ)
adj, -rier or -riest
1. (often foll by: for) feeling or expressing pity, sympathy, remorse, grief, or regret: I feel sorry for him.
2. pitiful, wretched, or deplorable: a sorry sight.
3. poor; paltry: a sorry excuse.
4. affected by sorrow; sad
5. causing sorrow or sadness
interj
an exclamation expressing apology, used esp at the time of the misdemeanour, offence, etc
[Old English sārig; related to Old High German sērag; see sore]
ˈsorrily adv
ˈsorriness n

sor•ry

(ˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr i)

adj. -ri•er, -ri•est.
1. feeling regret, compunction, sympathy, pity, etc.: sorry to leave one's friends.
2. regrettable or deplorable; unfortunate: a sorry situation.
3. sorrowful; grieved.
4. suggestive of grief; melancholy.
5. wretched, poor, or useless.
6. (used interjectionally as a conventional apology): Did I bump you? Sorry.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English sārig, c. Old Saxon, Old High German sērag. See sore, -y1]
sor′ri•ly, adv.
sor′ri•ness, n.

sorry

You say 'Sorry' or 'I'm sorry' as a way of apologizing for something you have done.

'You're giving me a headache with that noise.' – 'Sorry.'
I'm sorry I'm so late.

Be Careful!
Sorry is an adjective, not a verb. Don't say 'I sorry'.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sorry - feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undonesorry - 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"
penitent, repentant - feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
2.sorry - bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
3.sorry - 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"
worthless - lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"
4.sorry - 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"
cheerless, depressing, uncheerful - causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place"

sorry

adjective
3. sad, distressed, unhappy, grieved, melancholy, mournful, sorrowful, disconsolate What he must not do is sit around at home feeling sorry for himself.
sad happy, delighted, cheerful, joyful, elated

sorry

adjective
1. Expressing or inclined to express an apology:
2. Feeling or expressing regret for one's sins or misdeeds:
3. Disturbing because of failure to measure up to a standard or produce the desired results:
Translations
آسِفبائِس، مُؤْسِفعَفْوامُتأسِّف!نادِم، حَزين
promiňteprosímzarmoucenýzoufalýubohý
undskyldked af detelendigked af
anteeksianteeksi!pahapahoillaansurkea
oprostite!sažalijevatižao mi je
bocsbocsánatelnézéstelnézést kéreknagyon sajnálom!
maaf
afsakiðafsakiî! fyrirgefîu!fyrirgefðufyrirgefðu mérleiîur, fullur eftirsjár
かわいそうなごめんなさいごめんなさい!すまないすみません
미안!애석한유감스러운
besigailintisprašau?
apbēdinātsAtvainojiet!kā, lūdzu?nožēlojamsslikts
ľutujemprepáč
pomilovatižal
ledsensorgligtycka synd omursäktaförlåt
เสียใจ เศร้าเสียใจกับ สงสารขอโทษ
thương hạithương tiếcxin lỗixin lỗi!

sorry

[ˈsɒrɪ] ADJ (sorrier (compar) (sorriest (superl)))
1. (= apologetic) I'm so sorry!¡lo siento mucho!, ¡perdón!
sorry!¡perdón!, ¡perdone!, ¡disculpe! (esp LAm)
sorry I'm late!¡siento llegar tarde!
I'm sorry to bother you butsiento or (frm) lamento molestarle, pero ...
to be sorry about/for sthsentir algo, lamentar algo (frm)
I'm sorry about what I said last nightsiento lo que dije anoche
we are sorry for any inconvenience causedlamentamos cualquier molestia ocasionada
to say sorry (to sb) (for sth)pedir perdón or (esp LAm) disculpas (a algn) (por algo)
go and say sorry!¡anda ve y pide perdón or disculpas!
I've said I'm sorry, what more do you want?ya he dicho que lo siento, ¿qué más quieres?
2. (= repentant) → arrepentido
he wasn't in the least bit sorryno estaba arrepentido en lo más mínimo
you'll be sorry for this!¡me las pagarás!, ¡te arrepentirás (de esto)!
3. (= regretful, sad) I'm sorry, she's busy at the momentlo siento, en este momento está ocupada
I can't say I'm sorryno puedo decir que lo sienta
to be sorry about sth/sb I'm sorry about your mother/about what happenedsiento or (frm) lamento lo de tu madre/lo sucedido
I can't tell you how sorry I amno te puedes hacer una idea de cuánto lo siento
to be sorry thatsentir or (frm) lamentar que + subjun
I'm sorry he didn't get the jobsiento que no consiguiera el trabajo
I'm sorry to hear that you're leavingme da pena saber que te vas
we are sorry to have to tell you thatlamentamos tener que decirle que ...
I was sorry to hear of your accidentsiento or lamento lo de tu accidente
it was a failure, I'm sorry to sayme duele reconocerlo, pero fue un fracaso
no one seemed very sorry to see him gonadie parecía sentir or lamentar mucho que se fuera
4. (= pitying)
to be or feel sorry for sb I'm sorry for himlo compadezco
I feel sorry for the childel niño me da lástima or pena
it's no good feeling sorry for yourselfno sirve de mucho lamentarte de tu suerte
to look sorry for o.stener un aspecto triste
5. (= pitiful)
the garden was a sorry sightel jardín estaba en un estado lamentable, el jardín estaba hecho una pena
to be in a sorry stateencontrarse en un estado lamentable
he poured out his sorry tale to his motherle contó su triste historia a su madre
6. (when sb has not heard) sorry, I didn't catch what you saidperdón, no entendí lo que dijiste
7. (when correcting o.s.) it's the third, sorry, the fourth on the leftes la tercera, perdón, la cuarta a la izquierda
8. (when disagreeing) I'm sorry, I can't agree with youlo siento or perdona, pero no puedo darte la razón

sorry

[ˈsɒri] adj
(apologizing)désolé(e)
I'm really sorry → Je suis vraiment désolé.
I'm sorry I'm late → Je suis désolé d'être en retard., Je m'excuse d'être en retard.
to be sorry about sth → être désolé(e) pour qch, s'excuser pour qch
I'm sorry about the noise → Je suis désolé pour le bruit., Je m'excuse pour le bruit.
sorry! → pardon!, excusez-moi!
sorry for
Sorry for barging in like this → Désolé(e) de faire irruption comme cela.
sorry to
Sorry to call so late → Désolé(e) d'appeler si tard.
to say one is sorry, to say sorry (= apologize) → s'excuser
She came and said she was sorry → Elle est venue s'excuser.
(= regretful)
He was sorry he had agreed to stay for dinner → Il regrettait d'avoir accepté de rester dîner.
you'll be sorry! → tu le regretteras!
(expressing sympathy)désolé(e)
I'm sorry about what's happened → Je suis désolé de ce qui s'est passé.
I'm sorry to hear that
BUT Je suis navré d'apprendre que.(e)
(= pitying) to feel sorry for sb → plaindre qn
to feel sorry for o.s. → s'apitoyer sur son sort
(= what did you say) sorry? → pardon?
(disagreeing with sb)
I'm sorry, I can't agree with you → Je suis désolé, je ne partage pas votre avis.
(correcting oneself)
Refugees, (sorry, economic migrants) → Les réfugiés, je veux dire les migrants économiques, ...
(= lamentable) [condition, excuse] → pitoyable; [tale] → triste before n; [state] → triste before n
This chair is in a rather sorry state → Cette chaise est dans un bien triste état.
to be a sorry sight [person] → avoir l'air mal en point; [garden, house] → offrir un triste spectacle

sorry

adj (+er)
pred (= sad)traurig; I was sorry to hear thates tat mir leid, das zu hören or das hören zu müssen; we were sorry to hear about your mother’s deathes tat uns leid, dass deine Mutter gestorben ist; he wasn’t in the least bit sorry to hear the newses war ihm egal, was passiert war; I can’t say I’m sorry he lostes tut mir wirklich nicht leid, dass er verloren hat; I’m not sorry I did ites tut mir nicht leid, es getan zu haben; this work is no good, I’m sorry to saydiese Arbeit taugt nichts, das muss ich leider sagen; to be or feel sorry for somebody/oneselfjdn/sich selbst bemitleiden; I feel sorry for the childdas Kind tut mir leid; I feel sorry for him having to …es tut mir leid, dass er … muss; I’m only sorry I didn’t do it sooneres tut mir nur leid, dass ich es nicht eher getan habe; don’t feel sorry for me, I don’t need your pity!du brauchst mich nicht zu bedauern, kein Mitleid, bitte!; you’ll be sorry (for this)!das wird dir noch leidtun!
(in apologizing, = repentant) sorry!Entschuldigung!, Verzeihung!; I’m/he’s sorryes tut mir/ihm leid; I’m so sorry!entschuldige(n Sie) bitte!; can you lend me £5? — sorrykannst du mir £ 5 leihen? — bedaure, leider nicht; sorry? (= pardon)wie bitte?; he’s from England, sorry Scotlander ist aus England, nein, Entschuldigung, aus Schottland; to say sorry (to somebody for something)sich (bei jdm für etw) entschuldigen; I’m sorry to hurt youes tut mir leid, dass ich dir wehtun muss; I’m sorry but …(es) tut mir leid, aber …; I’m sorry about that vase/your doges tut mir leid um die Vase/um Ihren Hund; I’m sorry about Thursday, but I can’t make ites tut mir leid mit Donnerstag, aber ich kann nicht; I’m sorry about (what happened on) Thursdayes tut mir leid wegen Donnerstag
(= pitiful) condition, plighttraurig; sight, figurejämmerlich, traurig; excusefaul; to be in a sorry state (person) → in einer jämmerlichen Verfassung sein; (object) → in einem jämmerlichen Zustand sein

sorry

[ˈsɒrɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl)))
a. (in apologizing) sorry!scusa! (or scusi! or scusate!)
awfully sorry!, so sorry!, very sorry! (more polite) → scusa (or scusi or scusate) tanto!
to be sorry → essere spiacente or desolato/a
to say sorry (to sb for sth) → chiedere scusa (a qn per qc)
to be sorry about sth → essere dispiaciuto/a or spiacente di qc
I'm sorry about what happened last night → scusami per quello che è successo ieri sera
I'm sorry, but you're wrong → scusa ma hai torto
to be sorry to have to do sth → essere spiacente di dover fare qc
b. (Brit) (what did you say?) sorry?come, scusa?
c. (regretful, sad) → triste, addolorato/a, desolato/a
I'm sorry to hear that ... → mi dispiace (sapere) che...
I'm sorry to tell you that ... → mi dispiace dirti che...
it was a failure, I'm sorry to say → purtroppo è stato un fiasco
I can't say I'm sorry → non posso dire che mi dispiaccia
you'll be sorry for this! → te ne pentirai!
d. (pitying) to be or feel sorry for sbdispiacersi per qn
to be or feel sorry for o.s. → compiangersi, piangersi addosso
e. (condition, tale) → pietoso/a; (sight, failure) → triste; (excuse) → misero/a
in a sorry state → in uno stato pietoso

sorry

(ˈsori) adjective
1. used when apologizing or expressing regret. I'm sorry (that) I forgot to return your book; Did I give you a fright? I'm sorry.
2. apologetic or full of regret. I think he's really sorry for his bad behaviour; I'm sure you were sorry to hear about his death.
3. unsatisfactory; poor; wretched. a sorry state of affairs.
interjection
1. used when apologizing. Did I tread on your toe? Sorry!
2. (used when asking a person to repeat what he has said) I beg your pardon?. Sorry (, what did you say)?
be/feel sorry for
to pity. I'm / I feel really sorry for that poor woman.

sorry

آسِف litující, promiňte!, zarmoucený ked af det, undskyld leidtun, Verzeihung! λυπημένος, συγγνώμη! ¡perdón!, apenado, lamentar, triste anteeksi!, pahoillaan, tuntea myötätuntoa compatir, être désolé, pardon ! oprostite!, sažalijevati, žao mi je dispiaciuto, scusi! ごめんなさい!, 寂しく思う, 気の毒に思う 미안!, 애석한, 유감스러운 medelijden, sorry!, spijtig beklager, beklager!, synd być przykro, przepraszam!, współczuć desculpe!, lamentar, pena, sentir pena, sinto muito! переживать, простите!, сожалеть förlåt!, ledsen, tycka synd om เสียใจ เศร้า, เสียใจกับ สงสาร, ขอโทษ affedersiniz!, üzgün olmak, üzülmek thương hại, thương tiếc, xin lỗi! 同情的, 对不起!, 遗憾的

sorry

a. apesadumbrado-a; arrepentido-a;
I am ___Lo siento;
v.
to be ___arrepentirse de;
to be ___ for [someone]tener lástima de (alguien).
Sorry   

sorry

adj to be — sentir, lamentar; I'm sorry you had to wait so long..Lamento (Siento) que haya tenido que esperar tanto tiempo...I'm sorry..Lo siento.
References in classic literature ?
I'm so sorry, but the tongs were too hot, and so I've made a mess," groaned poor Jo, regarding the little black pancakes with tears of regret.
He looked at the tall trees and was sorry that he was not a little animal to climb high in the air without being frightened.
There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,--when it did not seem worth while to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.
I should be sorry to think they had, though this is a spot that stout courage might hold for a smart scrimmage.
Slowly the long line of derelicts, of birds of prey, of sorry, weak failures, passed before the seat of judgment.
We'll say we're sorry they can't come, and--accept their horses.
But, with all his oddities, he is a quiet kind of a person, and has such a way of taking hold of one's mind, that, without exactly liking him (for I don't know enough of the young man), I should be sorry to lose sight of him entirely.
I'm sorry you feel so about it,--indeed I am," said Mr.
People were sorry for Pudd'nhead Wilson; his budding career would get hurt by this trial.
I am sorry to hear you say so, sir; but I assure you, excepting those little nervous headaches and palpitations which I am never entirely free from anywhere, I am quite well myself; and if the children were rather pale before they went to bed, it was only because they were a little more tired than usual, from their journey and the happiness of coming.
I am sorry we cannot see your sister, Miss Dashwood," said Miss Steele.
He was beginning to feel pathetic and sorry for himself--not for any one else.