sorriness
noun see sorry

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sorriness — Sor ri*ness, n. The quality or state of being sorry. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sorriness — index remorse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sorriness — sorry ► ADJECTIVE (sorrier, sorriest) 1) feeling distress or pity through sympathy with someone else s misfortune. 2) feeling or expressing regret or penitence. 3) in a poor or pitiful state. 4) unpleasant and regrettable: a sorry business.… …   English terms dictionary

  • sorriness — See sorrily. * * * …   Universalium

  • sorriness — n. regret, remorsefulness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sorriness — sor·ri·ness …   English syllables

  • sorriness — noun worthlessness due to insignificance • Syn: ↑paltriness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sorry, ↑paltry (for: ↑paltriness) • Hypernyms: ↑worthlessness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • paltriness — noun worthlessness due to insignificance • Syn: ↑sorriness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sorry (for: ↑sorriness), ↑paltry • Hypernyms: ↑worthlessness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sorry — adjective (sorrier; est) Etymology: Middle English sory, from Old English sārig, from sār sore Date: before 12th century 1. feeling sorrow, regret, or penitence 2. mournful, sad 3. inspiring sorrow, pity, scorn, or ridicule ; pitiful < their… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sorry — sorrily, adv. sorriness, n. /sor ee, sawr ee/, adj., sorrier, sorriest. 1. feeling regret, compunction, sympathy, pity, etc.: to be sorry to leave one s friends; to be sorry for a remark; to be sorry for someone in trouble. 2. regrettable or… …   Universalium

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