Synonyms of sorrow


1. sorrow, sadness, unhappiness

usage: an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement; "he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"

2. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness, sadness, unhappiness

usage: sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"

3. grief, sorrow, negative stimulus

usage: something that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John"

4. sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness, unhappiness

usage: the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness"


1. grieve, sorrow, suffer

usage: feel grief

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