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

Derived forms: sorriest, sorrier

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

Encyclopedia: Sorry, Ms Jackson