sorrowful

[ sor-uh-fuhl, sawr- ]
/ ˈsɒr ə fəl, ˈsɔr- /

adjective

full of or feeling sorrow; grieved; sad.
showing or expressing sorrow; mournful; plaintive: a sorrowful song.
involving or causing sorrow; distressing: a sorrowful event.

Origin of sorrowful

before 900; Middle English sorowful, Old English sorgful. See sorrow, -ful
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sorrowful


adj.

Old English sorgful "sad, anxious, careful; distressing, doleful;" see sorrow (n.) + -ful. Related: Sorrowfully; sorowfulness.

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