Simple Definition of sorry
: feeling sorrow or regret
—used to express polite regret
—used to introduce disappointing or bad news in a polite way
Examples of sorry in a sentence
I'm sorry if I offended you.
She was sorry to hear about their divorce.
I'm sorry for your loss.
I'm sorry for saying that.
I'm sorry that I wasted your time.
What a sorry state of affairs we're in now.
That's the sorriest excuse I've heard.
Origin and Etymology of sorry
Middle English sory, from Old English sārig, from sār sore
First Known Use: before 12th century
Synonym Discussion of sorry
SORRY Defined for Kids
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