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Definitions and Synonyms of sorrowful | Another word for sorrowful | What is sorrowful?

Definition 1: experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • sorrowful widows
  • a sorrowful tale of death and despair
  • sorrowful news
  • even in laughter the heart is sorrowful

(sorrowful is similar to ...) causing or marked by grief or anguish

"a grievous loss" "a grievous cry" "her sigh was heartbreaking" "the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter"

(sorrowful is similar to ...) expressing sorrow

(sorrowful is similar to ...) excessively mournful

(sorrowful is similar to ...) vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression

"lamenting sinners" "wailing mourners" "the wailing wind" "wailful bagpipes" "tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"

(sorrowful is similar to ...) affected by or full of grief or woe

"his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"

(sorrowful is similar to ...) expressing sorrow often for something past

"an elegiac lament for youthful ideals"

(sorrowful is similar to ...) showing sorrow

(sorrowful is similar to ...) full of sorrow

(sorrowful is similar to ...) expressive of severe grief or regret

"shed bitter tears"

(sorrowful is similar to ...) sorrowful through loss or deprivation

"bereft of hope"

(sorrowful is similar to ...) experiencing intense pain especially mental pain

"an anguished conscience" "a small tormented schoolboy" "a tortured witness to another's humiliation"

(sorrowful is similar to ...) of things that make you feel sad

"sad news" "she doesn't like sad movies" "it was a very sad story" "When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) not experiencing or inspiring joy

"a joyless man" "a joyless occasion" "joyless evenings"

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