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sorry

sorry

adjective sor·ry \ˈsär-ē, ˈsr-\

: feeling sorrow or regret

—used to express polite regret

—used to introduce disappointing or bad news in a polite way

sor·ri·ersor·ri·est

Full Definition of SORRY

1
:  feeling sorrow, regret, or penitence
2
:  mournful, sad
3
:  inspiring sorrow, pity, scorn, or ridicule :  pitiful <their affairs were in a sorry state>
sor·ri·ly \-ə-lē\ adverb
sor·ri·ness \-ē-nəs\ noun

Examples of SORRY

  1. I'm sorry if I offended you.
  2. She was sorry to hear about their divorce.
  3. I'm sorry for your loss.
  4. I'm sorry for saying that.
  5. I'm sorry that I wasted your time.
  6. What a sorry state of affairs we're in now.
  7. That's the sorriest excuse I've heard.

Origin of SORRY

Middle English sory, from Old English sārig, from sār sore
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with SORRY

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