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Definitions for sorrowful
ˈsɒr ə fəl, ˈsɔr-sor·row·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sorrowfuladjective

    experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

    "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

Wiktionary

  1. sorrowfuladjective

    Of a person, full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed; distraught.

  2. sorrowfuladjective

    Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous.

    sorrowful accident

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sorrowfuladjective

    Etymology: sorrow and full.

    Blessed are they which have been sorrowful for all thy scourges; for they shall rejoice for thee, when they have seen all thy glory. Tob. xiii. 14.

    Hannah said, no, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have poured out my soul before the Lord. 1 Sam.

    The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat. Job. vi. 7.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sorrowfuladjective

    full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed

  2. Sorrowfuladjective

    producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous; as, a sorrowful accident

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorrowful in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sorrowful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sorrowful in a Sentence

  1. Prophet Mohammad:

    What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.

  2. Ruckett:

    Whether joy or sorrowful, the heart needs a double, because a joy shared is doubled and a pain that is shared is divided.

  3. Seán O'Casey:

    Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, great as each may be, their highest comfort given to the sorrowful is a cordial introduction into another's woe. Sorrow's the great community in which all men born of woman are members at one time or another.

  4. Selma Lagerloef:

    He who is sorrowful can force himself to smile, but he who is glad cannot weep.

  5. Kahlil Gibran:

    The tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers.

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