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

Definition 1: feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • felt regretful over his vanished youth
  • regretful over mistakes she had made
  • he felt bad about breaking the vase

Synonyms for sorry in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds

Definition 2: bad; unfortunate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • my finances were in a deplorable state
  • a lamentable decision
  • her clothes were in sad shape
  • a sorry state of affairs

Synonyms for sorry in the sense of this definition

(sorry is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 3: causing dejection - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for sorry in the sense of this definition

(sorry is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 4: without merit; of little or no value or use - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a sorry horse
  • a sorry excuse
  • a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick
  • the car was a no-good piece of junk

Synonyms for sorry in the sense of this definition

(sorry is similar to ...) lacking in usefulness or value

"a worthless idler"

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