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Synonyms for sorrowful

Synonyms for (adjective) sorrowful

Synonyms: sorrowful Definition: experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss Usage: sorrowful widows; a sorrowful tale of death and despair; sorrowful news; even in laughter the heart is sorrowful- Proverbs 14:13

Similar words: tormented, tortured, anguished Definition: experiencing intense pain especially mental pain Usage: an anguished conscience; a small tormented schoolboy; a tortured witness to another's humiliation

Similar words: bereaved, bereft, sorrowing, mourning, grief-stricken, grieving Definition: sorrowful through loss or deprivation Usage: bereft of hope

Similar words: bitter Definition: expressive of severe grief or regret Usage: shed bitter tears

Similar words: heartbroken, heartsick, brokenhearted Definition: full of sorrow

Similar words: lachrymose, weeping, tearful, dolorous, dolourous Definition: showing sorrow

Similar words: elegiac Definition: expressing sorrow often for something past Usage: an elegiac lament for youthful ideals

Similar words: heartbreaking, heartrending, grievous Definition: causing or marked by grief or anguish Usage: a grievous loss; a grievous cry; her sigh was heartbreaking; the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

Similar words: lamenting, wailful, wailing Definition: vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression Usage: lamenting sinners; wailing mourners; the wailing wind; wailful bagpipes; tangle her desires with wailful sonnets- Shakespeare

Similar words: lugubrious Definition: excessively mournful

Similar words: plaintive, mournful Definition: expressing sorrow

Similar words: sad Definition: of things that make you feel sad Usage: sad news; she doesn't like sad movies; it was a very sad story; When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me- Christina Rossetti

Similar words: woebegone, woeful Definition: affected by or full of grief or woe Usage: his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone- George du Maurier