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SORROWFUL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sorrowful mean? 

SORROWFUL (adjective)
  The adjective SORROWFUL has 1 sense:

1. experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

  Familiarity information: SORROWFUL used as an adjective is very rare.


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SORROWFUL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

Context examples:

sorrowful widows / a sorrowful tale of death and despair / sorrowful news / even in laughter the heart is sorrowful

Similar:

grievous; heartbreaking; heartrending (causing or marked by grief or anguish)

mournful; plaintive (expressing sorrow)

lugubrious (excessively mournful)

lamenting; wailful; wailing (vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression)

woebegone; woeful (affected by or full of grief or woe)

elegiac (expressing sorrow often for something past)

dolorous; dolourous; lachrymose; tearful; weeping (showing sorrow)

brokenhearted; heartbroken; heartsick (full of sorrow)

bitter (expressive of severe grief or regret)

bereaved; bereft; grief-stricken; grieving; mourning; sorrowing (sorrowful through loss or deprivation)

anguished; tormented; tortured (experiencing intense pain especially mental pain)

sad (of things that make you feel sad)

Also:

unhappy (experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent)

joyless (not experiencing or inspiring joy)

Antonym:

joyful (full of or producing joy)


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