Synonyms for sorrowˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊ

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  1. sorrow(noun)

    an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement

    Synonyms:
    regret, ruefulness, rue, sadness, grief, sorrowfulness

    Antonyms:
    joyousness, joyfulness, joy

  2. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness(noun)

    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

    Synonyms:
    regret, ruefulness, grief, rue, sorrow, sorrowfulness, herb of grace, sadness

    Antonyms:
    joyousness, joyfulness, joy

  3. grief, sorrow(noun)

    something that causes great unhappiness

    Synonyms:
    regret, sadness, ruefulness, brokenheartedness, heartache, sorrow, sorrowfulness, heartbreak, rue, grief

    Antonyms:
    joyousness, joy, joyfulness

  4. sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness(verb)

    the state of being sad

    Synonyms:
    regret, unhappiness, sadness, ruefulness, grief, sorrow, gloominess, mournfulness, lugubriousness, sorrowfulness, rue, ruthfulness

    Antonyms:
    joyousness, joy, joyfulness

  5. grieve, sorrow(verb)

    feel grief

    Synonyms:
    grieve, sorrow, aggrieve

    Antonyms:
    joyfulness, joyousness, joy

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  1. sorrow

    Grief is acute mental pain resulting from loss, misfortune, or deep disappointment. Grief is more acute and less enduring than sorrow. Sorrow and grief are for definite cause; sadness and melancholy may arise from a vague sense of want or loss, from a low state of health, or other ill-defined cause; sadness may be momentary; melancholy is more enduring, and may become chronic. Affliction expresses a deep heart-sorrow and is applied also to the misfortune producing such sorrow; mourning most frequently denotes sorrow publicly expressed, or the public expression of such sorrow as may reasonably be expected; as, it is common to observe thirty days of mourning on the death of an officer of state.

    See synonyms for HAPPINESS.

    Synonyms:
    affliction, distress, grief, melancholy, mourning, regret, sadness, tribulation, trouble, wo

    Preposition:
    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

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List of paraphrases:

sadness, grief, pain, spite, regret, heartache, mourning, woe, contrition, anguish, affliction, distress, penalty


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