sorrowful
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. full of or marked by sorrow <
a sorrowful good-bye
>
2. expressive of or inducing sorrow <
sorrowful eyes
>
sorrowfully adverbsorrowfulness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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