Synonyms for sorrowˈsɒr oʊ, ˈsɔr oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  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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