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English noun: sorrow

1. sorrow (feeling) an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement

SamplesHe tried to express his sorrow at her loss.

Broader (hypernym)sadness, unhappiness

Narrower (hyponym)broken heart, brokenheartedness, grief, heartache, heartbreak, mournfulness, ruthfulness, self-pity, sorrowfulness

Antonymsjoy, joyfulness, joyousness

2. sorrow (feeling) sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

SamplesHe drank to drown his sorrows.
He wrote a note expressing his regret.
To his rue, the error cost him the game.

Synonymsregret, rue, ruefulness

Broader (hypernym)sadness, unhappiness

Narrower (hyponym)attrition, compunction, contriteness, contrition, remorse, self-reproach

3. sorrow (cognition) something that causes great unhappiness

SamplesHer death was a great grief to John.


Broader (hypernym)negative stimulus

4. sorrow (state) the state of being sad

SamplesShe tired of his perpetual sadness.

Synonymssadness, sorrowfulness

Broader (hypernym)unhappiness

Narrower (hyponym)bereavement, mourning, poignance, poignancy

English verb: sorrow

1. sorrow (emotion) feel grief

ExamplesSam and Sue sorrow, Sam and Sue sorrow over the results of the experiment


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)suffer

Narrower (hyponym)compassionate, condole with, feel for, mourn, pity, sympathize with

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