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Interjection: sorry  sor-ee or só-ree [N. Amer], só-ree [Brit]
  1. Exclamation indicating an apology
    - excuse me, pardon me
     
  2. Indicates incomprehension, a request to repeat for clarification
    - eh, huh, what, excuse me, come again, pardon, I beg your pardon
Adjective: sorry (sorrier,sorriest)  sor-ee or só-ree [N. Amer], só-ree [Brit]
  1. Feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    "felt sorry over his vanished youth";
    - regretful, bad
     
  2. Bad; unfortunate
    "a sorry state of affairs";
    - deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad
     
  3. Without merit
    "a sorry horse";
    - good-for-nothing, good-for-naught, meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good
     
  4. Causing dejection
    "a sorry day";
    - blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, drab, drear, dreary

Derived forms: sorriest, sorrier

See also: bad, cheerless, depressing, penitent, repentant, uncheerful, worthless

Encyclopedia: Sorry, Ms Jackson