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Language: Old English
Origin: sorg

sorrow

1 noun
     
sor‧row1
1 [uncountable] a feeling of great sadness, usually because someone has died or because something terrible has happened to you [↪ grief]
great/deep sorrow
a time of great sorrow
sorrow at
He expressed his sorrow at my father's death.
sorrow for
Claudia felt a deep pang of sorrow for the woman.
2 [countable] an event or situation that makes you feel great sadness:
the family's joys and sorrows
3

more in sorrow than in anger

in a way that shows you are sad or disappointed rather than angry about a particular situation:
He said that his decision to resign was made more in sorrow than in anger.

➔ drown your sorrows

at drown (5)

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