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Definition of 'sorry'


  1. feeling or expressing sorrow or pity; "a pitying observer threw his coat around her shoulder"
       Synonyms: pitying
  2. feeling or expressing 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"; "he felt bad about breaking the vase"
       Synonyms: regretful bad
       Antonyms: unregretful unregretting
  3. bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
       Synonyms: deplorable distressing lamentable pitiful sad
  4. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
       Synonyms: blue dark depressing dingy disconsolate dismal dispiriting gloomy grim drab drear dreary
  5. 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"
       Synonyms: good-for-nothing good-for-naught meritless no-account no-count no-good

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