Sorry Definition

Define what is Sorry?

1. regretful, sorry, bad (adjective)

feeling or expressing 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.
  • he felt bad about breaking the vase.
Synonyms: regretful, bad
Antonyms: unregretful, unregretting (adjective)

feeling no regret.

2. deplorable, lamentable, distressing, pitiful, sorry, sad (adjective satellite)

bad; unfortunate.

  • my finances were in a deplorable state.
  • a lamentable decision.
  • her clothes were in sad shape.
  • a sorry state of affairs.
Antonyms: good [Indirect via bad] (adjective)

having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified.

  • good news from the hospital.
  • a good report card.
  • when she was good she was very very good.
  • a good knife is one good for cutting.
  • this stump will make a good picnic table.
  • a good check.
  • a good joke.
  • a good exterior paint.
  • a good secretary.
  • a good dress for the office.

3. good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good, sorry (adjective satellite)

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.
Antonyms: valuable [Indirect via worthless] (adjective)

having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange.

  • a valuable diamond.

4. dismal, drear, disconsolate, dreary, gloomy, dingy, sorry, drab, grim, blue, dark (adjective satellite)

causing dejection.

  • a blue day.
  • the dark days of the war.
  • a week of rainy depressing weather.
  • a disconsolate winter landscape.
  • the first dismal dispiriting days of November.
  • a dark gloomy day.
  • grim rainy weather.
Antonyms: cheerful [Indirect via depressing] (adjective)

being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits.

  • her cheerful nature.
  • a cheerful greeting.
  • a cheerful room.
  • as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be.
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