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1. sorrowful

adjective. ['ˈsɑːroʊfəl'] experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • joyous
  • joyful
  • inactivity
  • hopeful

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • sorrow (English)
  • sorow (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Sorrowful

  • apfel
  • apocryphal
  • awful
  • awful
  • baffle
  • baleful
  • bashful
  • beautiful
  • biffle
  • blissful
  • boastful
  • bountiful
  • bountiful
  • careful
  • cheerful
  • coffel
  • colorful
  • cranfill
  • deceitful
  • deceitful

Example sentences of the word sorrowful


1. Adjective
Act normally when you're around people, instead of looking sorrowful.

Quotes containing the word sorrowful


1. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
- Kahlil Gibran

2. In his face there came to be a brooding peace that is seen most often in the faces of the very sorrowful or the very wise. But still he wandered through the streets of the town, always silent and alone.
- Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

3. Many things the gods achieve beyond our judgement,'"said the sorrowful girl. "'What we thought is not confirmed and what we thought not God contives.
- John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

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