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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.


Synonymsgrief


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


Synonymsgrieve


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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