sorrowful

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adjective sor·row·ful \-ō-fəl, -ə-fəl\

Definition of sorrowful

  1. 1 :  full of or marked by sorrow <a sorrowful good-bye>

  2. 2 :  expressive of or inducing sorrow <sorrowful eyes>

sorrowfully

play \-f(ə-)lē\ adverb

sorrowfulness

play \-fəl-nəs\ noun

Examples of sorrowful in a sentence

  1. <adopted a sorrowful tone of voice to read the news story about the former governor's death>

  2. <the cult seemed to be a sorrowful assemblage of emotionally scarred people seeking love and redemption>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of sorrowful

before 12th century


SORROWFUL Defined for English Language Learners

sorrowful

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adjective sor·row·ful \-ō-fəl, -ə-fəl\

Definition of sorrowful for English Language Learners

  • : feeling or showing sadness : full of sorrow


SORROWFUL Defined for Kids

sorrowful

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adjective sor·row·ful \ˈsär-ō-fəl, -ə-fəl\

Definition of sorrowful for Students

  1. 1 :  full of or showing sadness <a sorrowful face>

  2. 2 :  causing sadness <a sorrowful tale>



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