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sorrowful

sor·row·ful

sorrowful

 
pronunciation:
sa r fl [or] so r fl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: experiencing sorrow; sad.
a sorrowful mourner
antonyms:
joyful
similar words:
doleful, grievous, mournful, sad, woeful
definition 2: resulting in sorrow.
He came to a sorrowful end.
antonyms:
joyful
similar words:
doleful, rueful, sad, woeful
definition 3: characterized by or expressing sorrow; mournful.
a sorrowful poem
antonyms:
gay, joyful
similar words:
doleful, grievous, plaintive, sad, woeful
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derivations: sorrowfully (adv.), sorrowfulness (n.)
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