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Dictionary Information: Definition Sorrowful
Thesaurus: Sorrow
Description and Meaning: Sorrow

  Sorrowful (Sor"row*ful) (?), a.
[OE. sorweful, AS. sorgful.]

1. Full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed. "This sorrowful prisoner." Chaucer. "My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death." Matt. xxvi. 38.
2. Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous; as, a sorrowful accident.

Synonyms -- Sad; mournful; dismal; disconsolate; drear; dreary; grievous; lamentable; doleful; distressing.

-- Sor"row*ful*ly, adv. -- Sor"row*ful*ness, n.

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