adjective, sor·ri·er, sor·ri·est.
Origin of sorry
Examples from the Web for sorrier
The poor debtor could not have bartered his honour for a sorrier bribe.The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10)|Alexander Pope
I never saw a woman I was sorrier for, though I think she wasn't married to the man that left her.The Money Master, Complete|Gilbert Parker
But you're right; I was sorry to send in my papers, and I've been sorrier since the day I did it.Nell, of Shorne Mills|Charles Garvice
And I am sorrier for the artist now than I used to be, because it is happening to me.The Jonathan Papers|Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris
I'm sorrier than I can say, but there are lots of others worse off than you.Her Own Way|Clyde Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for sorrier
adjective -rier or -riest
Word Origin for sorry
Word Origin and History for sorrier
Old English sarig "distressed, grieved, full of sorrow" (not found in the physical sense of "sore"), from Proto-Germanic *sairiga- "painful" (cf. Old Saxon serag, Middle Dutch seerigh "sore; sad, sorry," Dutch zeerig "sore, full of sores," Old High German serag, Swedish sårig "sore, full of sores"), from *sairaz "pain" (physical and mental); related to *saira- "suffering, sick, ill" (see sore (adj.)). Meaning "wretched, worthless, poor" first recorded mid-13c. Spelling shift from -a- to -o- by influence of sorrow. Apologetic sense (short for I'm sorry) is attested from 1834; phrase sorry about that popularized 1960s by U.S. TV show "Get Smart." Related: Sorrily; sorriness.
Idioms and Phrases with sorrier
see better safe than sorry.