sorrow

sor|row1 [ˈsɔrəu US ˈsa:rou, ˈso:-] n
[: Old English; Origin: sorg]
1.) [U]
a feeling of great sadness, usually because someone has died or because something terrible has happened to you
→↑grief
great/deep sorrow
a time of great sorrow
sorrow at
He expressed his sorrow at my father's death.
sorrow for
Claudia felt a deep pang of sorrow for the woman.
2.)
an event or situation that makes you feel great sadness
the family's joys and sorrows
3.) more in sorrow than in anger
in a way that shows you are sad or disappointed rather than angry about a particular situation
He said that his decision to resign was made more in sorrow than in anger.
drown your sorrows atdrown
sorrow 2
sorrow2 v
[i]literary to feel or express sorrow
sorrow over
Her friend was sorrowing over the loss of a child.
sorrowing parents

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Sorrow — Sor row, n. [OE. sorwe, sorewe, sor?e, AS. sorg, sorh; akin to D. zorg care, anxiety, OS. sorga, OHG. sorga, soraga, suorga, G. sorge, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sorg, Goth. sa[ u]rga; of unknown origin.] The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sorrow — Sor row, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sorrowed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sorrowing}.] [OE. sorowen, sorwen, sorhen, AS. sorgian; akin to Goth. sa[ u]rgan. See {Sorrow}, n.] To feel pain of mind in consequence of evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sorrow — [sär′ō, sôr′ō] n. [ME sorwe < OE sorg, akin to Ger sorge < IE base * swergh , to worry, be ill > Sans sūrkṣati, he worries about, Lith sergù, to be sick] 1. mental suffering caused by loss, disappointment, etc.; sadness, grief, or regret …   English World dictionary

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  • sorrow — (n.) O.E. sorg grief, regret, trouble, care, from P.Gmc. *surgo (Cf. O.S. sorga, O.N. sorg, M.Du. sorghe, Du. zorg, O.H.G. soraga, Ger. sorge, Goth. saurga), perhaps from PIE *swergh (Cf. Skt. surksati cares for, Lith …   Etymology dictionary

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