more in sorrow than in anger

Definition of more in sorrow than in anger

chiefly British
:because of sadness or disappointment rather than anger
  • He spoke more in sorrow than in anger about the fact that he was being forced out of his position.

Word by Word Definitions

more play
  1. : greater

  2. : additional, further

  1. : in addition

  2. : moreover

  3. : to a greater or higher degree

  1. : a greater quantity, number, or amount

  2. : something additional : an additional amount

  3. : persons of higher rank

  1. : additional persons or things or a greater amount

sorrow play
  1. : deep distress, sadness, or regret especially for the loss of someone or something loved

  2. : resultant unhappy or unpleasant state

  3. : a cause of grief or sadness

  1. : to feel or express sorrow

anger play
  1. : a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism (see antagonism 1b)

  2. : rage

  1. : to make (someone) angry

  2. : to become angry


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