sorrow

Sorrow is a feeling of immense sadness, like the sorrow you would feel if your best friend suddenly moved across the country.

Sorrow is an almost unbearable sadness. In fact, it is often used as a synonym for grief. If you drop a pretty picture frame and it breaks, you might feel sad. If, on the other hand, your entire house — including that picture frame — burns to the ground, you will feel sorrow at the loss of everything, including the photographs and other mementos you can never replace.

Definitions of sorrow
  1. noun
    an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
    “he tried to express his sorrow at her loss”
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    joy, joyfulness, joyousness
    the emotion of great happiness
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    broken heart
    devastating sorrow and despair
    brokenheartedness, grief, heartache, heartbreak
    intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
    mournfulness, ruthfulness, sorrowfulness
    a state of gloomy sorrow
    self-pity
    a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings
    woe, woefulness
    intense mournfulness
    plaintiveness
    expressing sorrowfulness
    dolor, dolour
    (poetry) painful grief
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    sadness, unhappiness
    emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
  2. noun
    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    “he drank to drown his sorrows
    synonyms: regret, rue, ruefulness
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    attrition, contriteness, contrition
    sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
    compunction, remorse, self-reproach
    a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    guilt, guilt feelings, guilt trip, guilty conscience
    remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
    penance, penitence, repentance
    remorse for your past conduct
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    sadness, unhappiness
    emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
  3. noun
    something that causes great unhappiness
    synonyms: grief
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    negative stimulus
    a stimulus with undesirable consequences
  4. noun
    the state of being sad
    synonyms: sadness, sorrowfulness
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    bereavement, mourning
    state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    poignance, poignancy
    a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
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    unhappiness
    state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
  5. verb
    feel grief
    synonyms: grieve
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    mourn
    feel sadness
    compassionate, condole with, feel for, pity, sympathize with
    share the suffering of
    commiserate, sympathise, sympathize
    feel or express sympathy or compassion
    care
    feel concern or interest
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    suffer
    experience (emotional) pain
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