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sorry

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4 feeling sorrow for a wrong that one has done

  • sheʼs genuinely sorry for hurting his feelings
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5 feeling unhappiness

  • was sorry to see the family farm being sold
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7 deserving of one's pity

  • some sorry wretch had the task of putting all of those files back in order
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Synonym Discussion of sorry

contemptible, despicable, pitiable, sorry, scurvy mean arousing or deserving scorn. contemptible may imply any quality provoking scorn or a low standing in any scale of values.
    • a contemptible liar
despicable may imply utter worthlessness and usually suggests arousing an attitude of moral indignation.
    • a despicable crime
pitiable applies to what inspires mixed contempt and pity.
    • a pitiable attempt at tragedy
sorry may stress pitiable inadequacy or may suggest wretchedness or sordidness.
    • this rattletrap is a sorry excuse for a car
scurvy adds to despicable an implication of arousing disgust.
    • a scurvy crew of hangers-on


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