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  Definition of sorry
  1. depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams
  2. feeling or expressing sorrow or pity; "a pitying observer threw his coat around her shoulders"; "let him perish without a pitying thought of ours wasted upon him"- Thomas De Quincey
  3. bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
  4. keenly sorry or regretful; "felt bad about letting the team down"; "was sorry that she had treated him so badly"; "felt bad about breaking the vase"
  5. having regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made"
  6. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
  7. without merit; "a sorry horse"; "a sorry excuse"; "a lazy no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick"; "the car was a no-good piece of junk"
Similar Words: dingy, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, pitying, sorry for(p), deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, bad, regretful, contrite, remorseful, rueful, ruthful, good-for-nothing, good-for-naught, meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good

 

Language Translations:
Danish: ked af and undskyld   Dutch: het spijt me and sorry  
Finnish: anteeksi and paha   French: désolé  
German: entschuldigen Sie bitte and es tut mir Leid and wie bitte   Hungarian: elnézést and sajnál  
Icelandic: afsakið and fyrirgefðu   Indonesian: maaf  
Italian: mi scusi and scusi   Japanese: すみません and 残念な  
Lithuanian: apgailestauju   Malay: maaf  
Maltese: skużani and skużi   Norwegian: lei and unnskyld  
Polish: przepraszam   Portuguese: desculpa  
Romanian: îmi pare rău   Russian: жаль and простить and прошу прощения  
Spanish: ¿cómo and discúlpame and disculpa   Swedish: förlåt and ledsen and ursäkta  
 
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