What does sorry mean?

Definitions for sorry
ˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr isor·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sorry.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry(adj)

    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, sorry(adj)

    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, dreary(adj)

    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. sorry(Noun)

    The act of saying sorry; an apology.

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

  2. sorry(Adjective)

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

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

  3. sorry(Adjective)

    Poor, sad or regrettable.

    The storm left his garden in a sorry state.

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

  4. sorry(Interjection)

    Expresses regret, remorse, or sorrow.

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

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

  5. sorry(Interjection)

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

    Sorry? What was that? The phone cut out.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sorry(adj)

    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. Sorry(adj)

    melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful

  3. Sorry(adj)

    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

How to pronounce sorry?

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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. Tom Pierson:

    I was sorry I had to kill those, but I didn’t want anybody to get hurt.

  2. Kevin Flowers:

    It's a dangerous world, we have to be ready. Better safe than sorry.

  3. Justin Bieber:

    I didn't at all mean to be insensitive to people who can't have children, a lot of people I know, their first go to prank on April fools is telling their parents they are pregnant to get a big reaction. But I will apologize anyway and take responsibility and say sorry to people who were offended.

  4. Medaria Arradondo:

    I am absolutely sorry for the pain, devastation and trauma Mr. Floyd's death has left on Philonise Floyd family, Philonise Floyd loved ones, Minneapolis and the world.

  5. John McCain:

    With Sen. Lindsey Graham's announcement, Republicans lost our most qualified, thoughtful, fearless and honest presidential candidate, not to mention the candidate with the best (and it seemed sometimes the only) sense of humor, as sorry as I am to see Lindsey's candidacy end, I understand his reasons, and I'm as proud of him as I've ever been for his exemplary service to our party and our country.

Images & Illustrations of sorry

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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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