Definitions for sorryˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr i
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
sor•ryˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr i(adj.)-ri•er, -ri•est.
feeling regret, compunction, sympathy, pity, etc.:
sorry to leave one's friends.
regrettable or deplorable; unfortunate:
a sorry situation.
Category: Common Vocabulary
suggestive of grief; melancholy.
wretched, poor, or useless.
(used interjectionally as a conventional apology):
Did I bump you? Sorry.
Origin of sorry:
bef. 900; ME; OE sārig, c. OS, OHG sērag. See sore , -y1
regretful, sorry, bad(adj)
feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
"felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase"
deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry(adj)
"my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
good-for-nothing, good-for-naught, meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good, sorry(adj)
"a sorry horse"; "a sorry excuse"; "a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick"; "the car was a no-good piece of junk"
blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary(adj)
"a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sorry(adjective)ˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr i
feeling regret or embarrassment about sth you have done
I'm sorry I'm late.; He didn't seem sorry about having been so mean.; I'm sorry for laughing, but it is funny.; We were sorry that we had spent all our money.
sorryˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr i
feeling pity or sadness for sb
I'm sorry you're not feeling too good.; We were sorry to hear about your accident.; I feel sorry for him having to drive so far.
sorryˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr i
to pity yourself but make no effort to change your situation
What's the point of sitting around feeling sorry for yourself?
sorryˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr i
I was sorry to hear you can't join us.
The act of saying sorry; an apology.
Regretful for an action; grieved or saddened, especially by the loss of something or someone.
Poor, sad or regrettable.
The storm left his garden in a sorry state.
Expresses regret, remorse, or sorrow.
Sorry! I didn't see that you were on the phone.
Used as a request for someone to repeat something not heard or understood clearly.
Sorry? What was that? The phone cut out.
Origin: From sory, from sarig, from sairagaz, from sayǝw-. Cognate with serig, dialectal sehrig. More at sore.
grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling
melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful
poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sorry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1412
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sorry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #255
Rank popularity for the word 'sorry' in Adjectives Frequency: #98
Translations for sorry
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
used when apologizing or expressing regret
I'm sorry (that) I forgot to return your book; Did I give you a fright? I'm sorry.
- sinto muitoPortuguese (BR)
- leid tunGerman
- ked af detDanish
- lo sientoSpanish
- (mul on) kahjuEstonian
- bitižao (isprika)Croatian
- (nagyon) sajnálom!Hungarian
- leiður, fullur eftirsjárIcelandic
- spiacente, dispiaciutoItalian
- apgailestaujantis, atsiprašantisLithuanian
- lei segNorwegian
- peço desculpaPortuguese
- сожалеющий; извиняющийсяRussian
- prepáčte, ľutujemSlovak
- žal mi jeSlovenian
- üzgünüm, özür dilerimTurkish
- 抱歉的Chinese (Trad.)
- вибачте!; перепрошуюUkrainian
- افسوس ظاہر کرنے کے لیے مستعملUrdu
- dùng để xin lỗi, tiếc nuốiVietnamese
- 抱歉的Chinese (Simp.)
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