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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Most common English words: example « class « century « #985: sorry » share » working » breath

Etymology

Old English sāriġ.

Pronunciation

Adjective

sorry (comparative sorrier, superlative sorriest)

  1. Of a person, grieved for the loss of something or someone, or prefering to undo an act.
    I am sorry I stepped on your toes. It was an accident.
  2. Poor, sad or regrettable.
    The storm left his garden in a sorry state.

Synonyms

heavyhearted, melancholy, mournful, unhappy, attritional, compunctious, contrite, repentant, penitent, penitential

Translations

Interjection

sorry!

  1. Expresses regret, remorse, or sorrow.
    Sorry! I didn't see that you were on the phone.
  2. Used as a request for someone to repeat something not heard or understood clearly.
    Sorry? What was that? The phone cut out.

Synonyms

  • (request to repeat): I beg your pardon?, I'm sorry?, Come again?, Excuse me? (US)

Translations

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External links

  • sorry in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • sorry in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911







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