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Meaning & Definition of Sorrow in English





1. An emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement

  • "He tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
  • sorrow

2. Sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

  • "He drank to drown his sorrows"
  • "He wrote a note expressing his regret"
  • "To his rue, the error cost him the game"
  • sorrow,
  • regret,
  • rue,
  • ruefulness

3. Something that causes great unhappiness

  • "Her death was a great grief to john"
  • grief,
  • sorrow

4. The state of being sad

  • "She tired of his perpetual sadness"
  • sadness,
  • sorrow,
  • sorrowfulness


1. Feel grief

  • grieve,
  • sorrow

Examples of using

His face expresses deep sorrow and repentance.
Tom's heart was filled with sorrow.
On the inquest it was shown that Buck Fanshaw, in the delirium of a wasting typhoid fever, had taken arsenic, shot himself through the body, cut his throat, and jumped out of a four-story window and broken his neck—and after due deliberation, the jury, sad and tearful, but with intelligence unblinded by its sorrow, brought in a verdict of death "by the visitation of God." What could the world do without juries?