What does Sorry mean?

Definitions for Sorry
ˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr isor·ry

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Sorry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. regretful, sorry, badadjective

    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"

  2. deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorryadjective

    bad; unfortunate

    "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"

  3. good-for-nothing, good-for-naught, meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good, sorryadjective

    without merit

    "a sorry horse"; "a sorry excuse"; "a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick"; "the car was a no-good piece of junk"

  4. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, drearyadjective

    causing dejection

    "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"

Wiktionary

  1. sorrynoun

    The act of saying sorry; an apology.

  2. sorryadjective

    Regretful for an action; grieved or saddened, especially by the loss of something or someone.

  3. sorryadjective

    Poor, sad or regrettable.

    The storm left his garden in a sorry state.

  4. sorryinterjection

    Expresses regret, remorse, or sorrow.

    Sorry! I didn't see that you were on the phone.

  5. sorryinterjection

    Used as a request for someone to repeat something not heard or understood clearly.

    Sorry? What was that? The phone cut out.

  6. Etymology: From sory, from sarig, from sairagaz, from sayǝw-. Cognate with serig, dialectal sehrig. More at sore.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sorryadjective

    Etymology: sarig , Saxon.

    O, forget
    What we are sorry for ourselves in thee. Timon of Athens.

    The king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath’s sake he commanded the Baptist’s head to be given her. Matth. xiv. 9.

    I’m sorry for thee, friend; ’tis the duke’s pleasure. William Shakespeare.

    We are sorry for the satire interspersed in some of these pieces, upon a few people, from whom the highest provocations have been received. Jonathan Swift.

    A salt and sorry rheum offends me:
    Lend me thy handkerchief. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    How now, why do you keep alone?
    Of sorriest fancies your companions making,
    Using those thoughts, which should, indeed, have died
    With them they think on. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    If the union of the parts consist only in rest, it would seem that a bag of dust would be of as firm a consistence as that of marble; and Bajazet’s cage had been but a sorry prison. Joseph Glanvill.

    Coarse complexions,
    And cheeks of sorry grain will serve to ply
    The sampler, and to teize the housewife’s wool. John Milton.

    How vain were all the ensigns of his power, that could not su port him against one slighting look of a sorry slave! Roger L'Estrange.

    If this innocent had any relation to his Thebais, the poet might have found some sorry excuse for detaining the reader. Dryden.

    If such a slight and sorry business as that could produce one organical body, one might reasonably expect, that now and then a dead lump of dough might be leavened into an animal. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

Wikipedia

  1. Sorry

    Sorry is a song recorded by American singer Beyoncé for her sixth studio album Lemonade (2016). It was written and produced by Wynter Gordon, MeLo-X and Beyoncé, with Hit-Boy serving as a co-producer and Stuart White as an additional producer. Columbia Records serviced it to radio stations as the album's second single on May 3, 2016. "Sorry" is an electro-R&B song with a thumping rhythm created by drum beats, synthesizers and bells. The song's lyrics revolve around the protagonist dealing with betrayal of a partner with another woman referred to as "Becky". Due to the numerous allegations featured in the song, media linked its subject matter to the singer and her husband, Jay-Z. Upon the release of Lemonade, "Sorry" was deemed the most unapologetic song on the album; critics praised the self-empowering attitude adopted by the singer and praised its catchy lines. "Sorry" debuted and peaked at number eleven on the US Billboard Hot 100. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over 1,000,000 copies in the country.

ChatGPT

  1. sorry

    Sorry is an expression used to convey feelings of regret, remorse, or sympathy for causing inconvenience, harm, or distress to someone else. It is an acknowledgement of a wrongdoing or mistake with a genuine intention to apologize and make amends for the actions or words that have caused hurt or offense.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sorryadjective

    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

  2. Sorryadjective

    melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful

  3. Sorryadjective

    poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sorry

    sor′i, adj. grieved for something past: melancholy: poor: worthless.—adj. Sorr′iest (Shak.), most sorrowful.—adv. Sorr′ily.—n. Sorr′iness. [A.S. sárig, wounded—sár, pain; Dut. zeerig.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sorry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1412

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sorry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #255

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sorry' in Adjectives Frequency: #98

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sorry in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sorry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Sorry in a Sentence

  1. Chief Executive Ed Bastian:

    I'm sorry we let you down. We'll do everything that we can to make certain this does not happen again, there have been no indications of a hack.

  2. Wofai Fada:

    I don't even know how I feel, I want the president to say sorry, he must tell us something, ask for time or something, you'll make it up to us.

  3. Los Angeles:

    I can tell you there's quite a lot of people who have told me that they believe for a Gascon, they're sorry. They looked at the ballot, they saw that he was a police officer for 30 years. They saw that he was a district attorney for eight years. And they thought maybe he wouldn't be bad and he could help Los Angeles. And they feel so ashamed now, because I think he tricked a lot of people.

  4. Kaitlyn Bristowe:

    Alright this is an Instagram Story I did not think I'd be doing tonight but Clint, who was on my season of the Bachelorette, I'm going to say tragically, he's tragically passed. 34 years old. I'm not sure what happened, how it happened. All I want to say is that from knowing him on the show even though things didn't end on the best terms for us, from his time on the show til today I've heard nothing but incredible things about that person. From his peers, his students, his coaches, his teachers, his friends his family, Clint was very well respected in his world and it is an absolute tragedy of what's happened, i just don't know much right now and it's none of my business. This Instagram Story is literally to just say to anyone who knows him, who might follow me, that I am so sorry. It's such a huge loss and I'm honestly just beside myself with this news. If there's anything I can do, anything at all, please let me know and let's all just say a prayer or be there for Clint's family during this time. Gosh, I'm just so sorry.

  5. Ashley Menatta:

    They’re so sorry I had to go through what I did during this time without them.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

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Translations for Sorry

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  • jammerAfrikaans
  • أنا آسفة, عفوًا!, آسف, أنا آسف, آسفة, عذراً!, ماذا قلت؟Arabic
  • bağışlayınAzerbaijani
  • выбачайце, выбачайBelarusian
  • пардон, съжалявам, извинявай, извине́теBulgarian
  • দুঃখিত, সরি, মাফ করবেনBengali
  • perdó, llastimós, afligit, disculpesCatalan, Valencian
  • prosím, pardon, promiňte, zarmoucený, promiň, žalostnýCzech
  • undskyld, ked af, beklager, sørgeligDanish
  • verzeihen Sie bitte, wie bitte?, wie?, sorry, traurig, bitte?, Entschuldigung, ich bitte um Entschuldigung, es tut mir Leid, armselig, entschuldigen Sie bitte, beklagenswert, VerzeihungGerman
  • συγγνώμηGreek
  • discúlpame, lo siento, disculpe, ¿ah?, perdón, cómo, pobre, perdóname, mande, ¿eh?, disculpaSpanish
  • vabandustEstonian
  • پوزش, ببخشید, معذرت می‌خواهمPersian
  • anteeksi, pahoittelen, surkea, [[olla, sori, anteeksipyyntö, surullinen, pahoillaanFinnish
  • excusez-moi, hein, pardon, excuse-moi, désolé, navré, quoi, comment, ?French
  • gabh mo leithscéal, tá brón orm, brónachIrish
  • tha mi duilich, duilich, b' àill leibh, b' àill leat, truaghScottish Gaelic
  • מצטער, סְלִיחָהHebrew
  • माफ़ कीजिए, सॉरीHindi
  • bocsánat, elnézést kérek, elnézést, nem értem, tessék?, bocs, sajnál, elnézéstHungarian
  • ներողություն, կներես, ներիր, կներեք, ներեցեքArmenian
  • maafIndonesian
  • fyrirgefðu, afsakið, fyrirgefðu mérIcelandic
  • mi scuso, scusa, scusi, scuse, mi scusiItalian
  • מצטערHebrew
  • もう一度, もう一回, 申し訳ありません, 残念, すみません, 遺憾, え, かわいそう, 何, 恐縮, すまない, 失礼しました, ごめんなさい, 気の毒, 申し訳ないJapanese
  • რა, უკაცრავადGeorgian
  • សូមទោសKhmer
  • 실례, 미안하다, [[죄송]][[합니다]]Korean
  • به‌ڵێ, ببووره‌, په‌شیمان, خه‌جاڵه‌ت, لێبوردنKurdish
  • mihi ignoscite, excusate, repete, me paenitet, doleo, excusa, mihi īgnōsce, meā culpāLatin
  • waat?, spietelik, zörgelikLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
  • ຂໍໂທດLao
  • atsiprašau, dovanokite, atleiskiteLithuanian
  • piedodietLatvian
  • юу гэнээ?, уучлаарайMongolian
  • maafMalay
  • skużani, skużiMaltese
  • armzalig, pardon, het spijt me, treurig, wat zeg je, excuseer, sorry, spijten, wat zegt uDutch
  • lei, unnskyld, beklager, sørgeligNorwegian
  • maanendamOjibwe, Ojibwa
  • przepraszam?, przykro mi, przepraszam, słucham?, przykry, żałosnyPolish
  • quê?, foi mal, lastimável, desculpa, perdão, perdão?, hein?Portuguese
  • scuzați, scuză-mă, scuză, scuzați-mă, îmi pare răuRomanian
  • что?, что вы сказали, пардо́н, извиниться, плачевный, жаль, извинить, жалкий, сожалеющий, прошу прощения, со́рри, [[просить, простить, огорчённыйRussian
  • izvinite, опростите, извини, molim, oprostite, izvini, извинитеSerbo-Croatian
  • prepáčte, bohužiaľ, prepáčSlovak
  • oprosti, oprostiteSlovene
  • më fal, më falniAlbanian
  • ledsen, förlåt, sorglig, ledsam, ursäktaSwedish
  • மன்னிக்கவும்Tamil
  • క్షమించండిTelugu
  • ขอโทษThai
  • paumanhin, patawadTagalog
  • özür dilerim, pardon, üzgünüm, affedersiniz, üzgün, efendim, afedersiniz, affedersin, afedersinTurkish
  • كەچۈرۈڭUyghur, Uighur
  • перепрошую, пробач, пробачтеUkrainian
  • معاف کیجیئے, ساریUrdu
  • xin lỗiVietnamese
  • 抱歉Chinese

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