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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Sad;  mournful;  dismal;  disconsolate;  drear;  dreary; 
  grievous;  lamentable;  doleful;  distressing.  -- 
  {Sor"row*ful*ly},  adv  --  {Sor"row*ful*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sorrowful 
  adj  :  experiencing  or  marked  by  or  expressing  sorrow  especially 
  that  associated  with  irreparable  loss  "sorrowful 
  widows";  "a  sorrowful  tale  of  death  and  despair"; 
  "sorrowful  news";  "even  in  laughter  the  heart  is 
  sorrowful"-  Proverbs  14:13  [ant:  {joyful}] 




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