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Pronunciation: [sˈɒɹə͡ʊfə͡l] (IPA)

Sorrowful is an adjective that describes a feeling of great sadness or distress. Some synonyms for sorrowful include mournful, melancholy, desolate, woeful, and gloomy. Mournful is often used to describe deep feelings of sorrow or grief, while melancholy implies a deep and prolonged sadness. Desolate suggests a profound sense of loneliness, while woeful implies a feeling of hopelessness or despair. Gloomy suggests a sense of darkness or foreboding. These synonyms can help express a range of emotions related to grief and sadness, and can be used in various contexts, from literature to everyday conversation.

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What are the opposite words for sorrowful?

Sorrowful is a term used to describe a very sad feeling. Antonyms for sorrowful are words that have the opposite meaning or convey happiness, joy, or contentment. Some common antonyms for sorrowful include elated, cheerful, excited, exuberant, contented, glad, delighted, and thrilled. These terms are used to describe a jovial, pleasant or exultant mood, which is opposite to the sad feelings one might experience when feeling sorrowful. Using these antonyms in your writing or daily conversation will help you to sound more expressive and improve your communication skills.

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Usage examples for Sorrowful

Peter Junior paused, as he looked in his father's face and saw the shocked and sorrowful expression there instead of the passionate retort he expected.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
He made her look in his eyes and tell him all the sorrowful truth.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
That is sorrowful to me.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine

Famous quotes with Sorrowful

  • When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
    Khalil Gibran
  • When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
    Khalil Gibran
  • I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices.
    Franz Liszt
  • A lost but happy dream may shed its light upon our waking hours, and the whole day may be infected with the gloom of a dreary or sorrowful one; yet of neither may we be able to recover a trace.
    Walter de La Mare
  • A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
    William Winwood Reade

Semantically related words: sad, depressed, sorrowful heart, feeling sad, feeling sorry


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