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Standard Definition

[adj] depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams
[adj] feeling or expressing sorrow or pity; "a pitying observer threw his coat around her shoulders"; "let him perish without a pitying thought of ours wasted upon him"- Thomas De Quincey
[adj] bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
[adj] keenly sorry or regretful; "felt bad about letting the team down"; "was sorry that she had treated him so badly"; "felt bad about breaking the vase"
[adj] having 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"
[adj] feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
[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"


bad - (1 syllables), cheerless - (2 syllables), compassionate - (4 syllables), contrite - (2 syllables), deplorable - (4 syllables), dingy - (2 syllables), dismal - (2 syllables), distressing - (3 syllables), drab - (1 syllables), drear - (1 syllables), dreary - (2 syllables), gloomy - (2 syllables), good-for-naught - (3 syllables), good-for-nothing - (4 syllables), lamentable - (4 syllables), meritless - (3 syllables), no-account - (3 syllables), no-count - (2 syllables), no-good - (2 syllables), penitent - (3 syllables), pitiful - (3 syllables), pitying - (3 syllables), regretful - (3 syllables), remorseful - (3 syllables), repen - (2 syllables)

Misc. Definitions

\Sor"ry\, a. [Compar. {Sorrier}; superl. {Sorriest}.] [OE. sory, sary, AS. s[=a]rig, fr. s[=a]r, n., sore. See {Sore}, n. & a. The original sense was, painful; hence. miserable, sad.]
1. 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. ``I am sorry for my sins.'' --Piers Plowman. Ye were made sorry after a godly manner. --2 Cor. vii.
9. I am sorry for thee, friend; 't is the duke's pleasure. --Shak. She entered, were he lief or sorry. --Spenser.
2. Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful. --Spenser. All full of chirking was this sorry place. --Chaucer.
3. Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse. ``With sorry grace.'' --Chaucer. Cheeks of sorry grain will serve. --Milton. Good fruit will sometimes grow on a sorry tree. --Sir W. Scott. Syn: Hurt; afflicted; mortified; vexed; chagrined; melancholy; dismal; poor; mean; pitiful.