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sorry

adjective

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4 feeling sorrow for a wrong that one has done
  • she's 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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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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The first known use of sorry was before the 12th century

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“Sorry.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sorry. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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