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.
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"
deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorryadjective
"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, sorryadjective
"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, drearyadjective
"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"
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.
Etymology: From sory, from sarig, from sairagaz, from sayǝw-. Cognate with serig, dialectal sehrig. More at sore.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: sarig , Saxon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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
The numerical value of sorry in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of sorry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen dead from the bow of a ship without ever having felt sorry for itself.
I'm sorry for my hands. I'm sorry for all the things they I didn't do. I'm sorry that instead of holding you I held my own hand. I'm sorry for all the times that I didn't understand.
It seems he dont care what has been done. He has no emotion. He looks all right, i feel sorry. Sorry for myself. Sorry for my friends who have been killed. And for him.
I’m down on my knees saying that I’m sorry to the guys for the things that I said, saying that I’m sorry to America and saying I’m sorry to the people in the audience that were offended by the things that I said.
I don't know if I properly apologized for how that slave comment made people feel, so I want to take this moment right now to say that I'm sorry for hurting, I'm sorry for the one-two effect of the MAGA hat into the slave comment, and I'm sorry for people who felt let down by that moment, and also I appreciate you guys giving me the opportunity to talk to you about the way I was thinking and what I was going through and what led me to that.
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- أنا آسفة, عفوًا!, آسف, أنا آسف, آسفة, عذراً!, ماذا قلت؟Arabic
- 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
- discúlpame, lo siento, disculpe, ¿ah?, perdón, cómo, pobre, perdóname, mande, ¿eh?, disculpaSpanish
- 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
- fyrirgefðu, afsakið, fyrirgefðu mérIcelandic
- mi scuso, scusa, scusi, scuse, mi scusiItalian
- 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
- 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
- atsiprašau, dovanokite, atleiskiteLithuanian
- юу гэнээ?, уучлаарайMongolian
- 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
- paumanhin, patawadTagalog
- özür dilerim, pardon, üzgünüm, affedersiniz, üzgün, efendim, afedersiniz, affedersin, afedersinTurkish
- كەچۈرۈڭUyghur, Uighur
- перепрошую, пробач, пробачтеUkrainian
- معاف کیجیئے, ساریUrdu
- xin lỗiVietnamese
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