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English adjective: sorrowful

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

SamplesSorrowful widows.
A sorrowful tale of death and despair.
Sorrowful news.
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful.

Similaranguished, bereaved, bereft, bitter, brokenhearted, dolorous, dolourous, elegiac, grief-stricken, grieving, grievous, heartbreaking, heartbroken, heartrending, heartsick, lachrymose, lamenting, lugubrious, mournful, mourning, plaintive, sad, sorrowing, tearful, tormented, tortured, wailful, wailing, weeping, woebegone, woeful

See alsojoyless, unhappy


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