HyperDic: sorrowful

English > 1 sense of the word sorrowful:
ADJECTIVEallsorrowfulexperiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss
sorrowful > pronunciation
Soundssaa'rowfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > sorrowful: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningExperiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss.
Examples
  • "sorrowful widows"
  • "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"
  • "sorrowful news"
  • "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
Narroweranguished, tormented, torturedExperiencing intense pain especially mental pain
bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning, sorrowingsorrowful through loss or deprivation
bitterexpressive of severe grief or regret
brokenhearted, heartbroken, heartsickFull of sorrow
dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weepingshowing sorrow
elegiacExpressing sorrow often for something past
grievous, heartbreaking, heartrendingCausing or marked by grief or anguish
lamenting, wailing, wailfulvocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression
lugubriousexcessively mournful
mournful, plaintiveExpressing sorrow
sadOf things that make you feel sad
woebegone, woefulaffected by or full of grief or woe
See alsojoylessnot experiencing or inspiring joy
unhappyExperiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
OppositejoyfulFull of or producing joy
Spanishafligido, pesaroso
Nounssorrowfulnessa state of gloomy sorrow
sorrowfulnessthe state of being sad
Adverbssorrowfullywith sadness
sorrowfullyin a sorrowful manner

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