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Definitions of sorry

  1. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
  2. bad; unfortunate; " my finances were in a deplorable state"; " a lamentable decision"; " her clothes were in sad shape"; " a sorry state of affairs"
  3. depressing in character or appearance; " drove through dingy streets"; " the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; " drab old buildings"; " a dreary mining town"; " gloomy tenements"; " sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B. A. Williams
  4. without merit; " a sorry horse"; " a sorry excuse"; " a lazy no- count, good- for- nothing goldbrick"; " the car was a no- good piece of junk"
  5. feeling or expressing sorrow or pity; " a pitying observer threw his coat around her shoulders"; " let him perish without a pitying thought of ours wasted upon him"- Thomas De Quincey
  6. having regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; " felt regretful over his vanished youth"; " regretful over mistakes she had made"
  7. keenly sorry or regretful; " felt bad about letting the team down"; " was sorry that she had treated him so badly"; " felt bad about breaking the vase"
  8. Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling.
  9. Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful.
  10. Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse.
  11. Feeling regret for loss, disappointment, etc.; pained; feeling pity; as, sorry for a cripple; repentant; as, sorry for sin; mournful; dismal; as, a sorry sight; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse.
  12. Sorrier.
  13. Sorriest.
  14. Grieved for something past: melancholy: poor: worthless.
  15. SORRILY.
  16. SORRINESS.
  17. Grieved for the past; regretful; poor; mean.
  18. Grieved or pained; regretful.
  19. Poor; paltry.
  20. Grieved at some loss or misfortune; chagrined; poor; mean; vile; worthless.
  21. Grieved for something past; poor; mean; worthless.
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Antonyms for sorry

enjoyable, Tickled, unblushing, encouraged, perky, agreeable, intoxicated, bright, cheerful, thankful, valuable, decent, lighthearted, uplifting, insouciant, delighted, vital, praiseworthy, rapt, laughing, chuffed, outstanding, pitiless, irrecoverable, thrilling, excellent, excited, rejoicing, jocund, ecstatic, jocular, pleasant, elated, straight, irremediable, irredeemable, lightsome, pleasurable, principled, right, exultant, commendable, great, unconcerned, ruthless, heady, cheering, shameless, stimulating, satisfied, estimable, welcome, high-minded, hopeful, flawless, incurable, noticeable, upbeat, jolly, merry, vivacious, thrilled, careless, springy, worthy, pleasing, heartening, energetic, happy-go-lucky, stirring, natural, perfect, encouraging, jovial, right-minded, blithesome, Sprightful, unashamed, boon, unembarrassed, content, notable, mirthful, gratified, smiling, animated, noteworthy, chipper, exhilarating, heartwarming, blithe, merciless, greathearted, unrepentant, inspiring, heartened, gladsome, facetious, lordly, overjoyed, satisfying, carefree, unredeemable, Enrapt, buoyant, good, rosy, devil-may-care, easygoing, elevated, entranced, frisky, sublime, presentable, pleased, incorrigible, unapologetic, ethical, enraptured, honorable, beaming, moral, uninspiring, spirited, virtuous, optimistic, Buoyed, zippy, festive, unregretful, joyous, rhapsodic, impenitent, clever, lively, unimpressive, upright, humorous, meritorious, scrupulous, exuberant, delightful, exulting, cheery, compassionless, rapturous, righteous, sprightly, irreformable, cavalier, euphoric, peppy, jaunty, redoubtable, jubilant, reputable, grinning, honest, chivalrous, unabashed, irretrievable, unrecoverable, gallant, gladdened, bouncing, glad, sunny, giddy, triumphant, jocose, creditable, lofty, unmerciful, exhilarated, witty, hopeless, remorseless, unregretting, happy, big, joyful, noble, Glorying, cruel, magnanimous, admirable, gleeful, respectable, laudable, smart, applaudable, blissful, sanguine.

Quotes of sorry

  1. Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. – Dale Carnegie
  2. I actually feel sorry for people who have a lot of illusions in their head about what gay is. I mean, I know some gay people who are really wonderful people. – Richard Chamberlain
  3. Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. We can't talk about science, because our knowledge of it is limited and unofficial, and usually our fiction is dreadful. – Philip K. Dick
  4. I'm calling from my car, I'm sorry I'm like running around like crazy. – Melissa Joan Hart
  5. To have gone through so much work to heal myself and have my mother not acknowledge in any way that she was sorry for what had happened to me, broke my heart. – Anne Heche
  6. And I felt sorry and I have felt bad about what happened. – Monica Lewinsky
  7. Sorry if i spit on ya'll... I kinda have a problem with doing that. – Joel Madden
  8. I've always slightly worried the kids who play football around my house. They know I'm an actor, but felt sorry for me because they'd never seen anything I've done. – Bill Nighy
  9. A man is sorry to be honest for nothing. – Ovid
  10. Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might -have -been. – Arthur Ransome
  11. Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements. – Agnes Repplier
  12. We've been swimming at nude beaches and I love to go skinny dipping, but I'm sorry sitting on top of a mountain, that's just, you're trying to show off or something. That's ridiculous. – Andy Richter
  13. I think it would have been a lot better for him to say, I did it and I'm sorry McGwire was never one to show a lot of emotion on the field, not a player who sought attention and craved to be thought of as a nice guy. – Fay Vincent
  14. I'm sorry if you were right, I'd agree with you. – Robin Williams
  15. I was born in very sorry circumstances. – Norman Wisdom

Usage examples for sorry

  1. There isn't anybody I can think of will be sorry to have me go. – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  2. " I am sorry to say that I do not, mamma. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  3. I'm sorry my dear. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  4. I'm very sorry of course. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  5. " I'm sorry I took it," said Bixby. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods by Laura Lee Hope
  6. Well, he said, in a way I'm sorry – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  7. Are you sorry for that? – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  8. I am sorry to hear it. – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  9. Well, I was as sorry as you. – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  10. He'll be sorry he ever monkeyed around me! – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  11. I am sorry for what I said over at Lydia's. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  12. " Oh, I'm so sorry said the rabbit. – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis
  13. Glad for her, but very sorry for you. – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  14. Sorry it isn't a better room. – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  15. How can you, when I say I am sorry for it? – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  16. " I was sorry not to go," she said. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. And I'm sorry I have to be away to- night. – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  18. I am more sorry than I can say. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  19. And David's sorry too, right? – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  20. I am sorry you did not like it. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr

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