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Meaning & Definition of Sorry in English

English

Sorry

/sɑri/

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • regretful
  • ,
  • sorry
  • ,
  • bad

2. Bad

  • Unfortunate
  • "My finances were in a deplorable state"
  • "A lamentable decision"
  • "Her clothes were in sad shape"
  • "A sorry state of affairs"
    synonym:
  • deplorable
  • ,
  • distressing
  • ,
  • lamentable
  • ,
  • pitiful
  • ,
  • sad
  • ,
  • sorry

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • good-for-nothing
  • ,
  • good-for-naught
  • ,
  • meritless
  • ,
  • no-account
  • ,
  • no-count
  • ,
  • no-good
  • ,
  • sorry

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • blue
  • ,
  • dark
  • ,
  • dingy
  • ,
  • disconsolate
  • ,
  • dismal
  • ,
  • gloomy
  • ,
  • grim
  • ,
  • sorry
  • ,
  • drab
  • ,
  • drear
  • ,
  • dreary

Examples of using

I'm sorry, but the answer is no.
I'm sorry, but my answer is no.
I'm sorry for disturbing you.