Synonyms and Antonyms of sorry
- One more sorry stunt like that and you'll be fired.
- We have sorry news to report tonight.
- The ragtag circus was a sorry spectacle indeed.
- She's genuinely sorry for hurting his feelings.
- He was sorry to see the family farm being sold.
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, sad, saddened, sorrowful, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched
black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen
- Those sorry rituals that we go through when somebody dies are not for the dead but for the living.
black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, desolate, dismal, dreary, funereal, gloomy, glum, gray (also grey), joyless, low, miserable, moody, morbid, morose, pathetic, pessimistic, piteous, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen
- Some sorry wretch had the task of putting all of those files back in order.
Synonym Discussion of sorry
- a contemptible liar
- a despicable crime
- a pitiable attempt at tragedy
- this rattletrap is a sorry excuse for a car
- a scurvy crew of hangers-on
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