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 affairs were in a sorry state
Synonyms: see contemptiblesorrily adverbsorriness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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