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Definition 1: something that causes great unhappiness - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where sorrow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her death was a great grief to John

Synonyms for sorrow in the sense of this definition

(sorrow is a kind of ...) a stimulus with undesirable consequences

Definition 2: an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where sorrow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to express his sorrow at her loss

(sorrow is a kind of ...) emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

(... is a kind of sorrow ) devastating sorrow and despair

"he is recovering from a broken heart" "a broken heart languishes here"

(... is a kind of sorrow ) intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)

(... is a kind of sorrow ) a state of gloomy sorrow

(... is a kind of sorrow ) a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings

Definition 3: sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where sorrow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he drank to drown his sorrows
  • he wrote a note expressing his regret
  • to his rue, the error cost him the game

Synonyms for sorrow in the sense of this definition

(sorrow is a kind of ...) emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

(... is a kind of sorrow ) sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

(... is a kind of sorrow ) a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)

Definition 4: the state of being sad - [noun denoting state]

Samples where sorrow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she tired of his perpetual sadness

Synonyms for sorrow in the sense of this definition

(sorrow is a kind of ...) state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief

(... is a kind of sorrow ) state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

(... is a kind of sorrow ) a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow

"a moment of extraordinary poignancy"

Definition 5: feel grief - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for sorrow in the sense of this definition

(sorrow is a kind of ...) experience (emotional) pain

"Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers"

(... is a kind of sorrow ) feel sadness

"She is mourning her dead child"

(... is a kind of sorrow ) share the suffering of

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