1 sadness, heartbreak, grief, unhappiness, dolour, misery, woe, anguish, distress, suffering, torment, agony, wretchedness, heartache, desolation, desolateness:
How can one deal with the sorrow of the loss of a child?
2 affliction, trouble, trial, tribulation, misfortune, hardship, adversity, bad or hard luck, cares, pressure, strain, travail:
It is unbelievable that anyone could survive a life filled with such sorrow.
3 grieve, lament, mourn, regret, keen, bemoan, agonize, moan, bewail:
She is sorrowing over the loss of her nephew.
deep, genuine, great, unbearable
VERB + SORROW
I felt no sorrow for her.
He wrote to the dead man's mother expressing his deep sorrow.
She wanted to share his sorrow.
I couldn't hide my sorrow and anger.
| bring, cause
The war brought sorrow to millions.
to sb's ~
To his great sorrow he could not remember his mother.
| with ~
They accepted the decision with sorrow.
| ~ at
his sorrow at having to quit his job
a feeling/pang of sorrow
Claudia felt a deep pang of sorrow for her sister.
| full of sorrow
He looked at Katherine, his eyes full of sorrow.
| tears of sorrow
Tears of relief were mixed with tears of sorrow.
| a time of sorrow
This is a time of great sorrow for all the family.
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