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Noun: sorrow  só-row or sor-ow [N. Amer], só-row [Brit]
  1. An emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
    "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"
     
  2. Sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    "he drank to drown his sorrows";
    - regret, rue [archaic], ruefulness
     
  3. Something that causes great unhappiness
    "her death was a great sorrow to John";
    - grief
     
  4. The state of being sad
    "she tired of his perpetual sorrow";
    - sadness, sorrowfulness
Verb: sorrow  só-row or sor-ow [N. Amer], só-row [Brit]
  1. Feel grief
    - grieve

Derived forms: sorrowed, sorrows, sorrowing

Type of: negative stimulus, sadness, suffer, unhappiness

Antonym: joy

Encyclopedia: Sorrow