Antonyms for sorry


Grammar : Adj
Spell : sor-ee, sawr-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈsɒr i, ˈsɔr i


Définition sorry

Origin :
  • Old English sarig "distressed, grieved, full of sorrow" (not found in the physical sense of "sore"), from Proto-Germanic *sairiga- "painful" (cf. Old Saxon serag, Middle Dutch seerigh "sore; sad, sorry," Dutch zeerig "sore, full of sores," Old High German serag, Swedish sårig "sore, full of sores"), from *sairaz "pain" (physical and mental); related to *saira- "suffering, sick, ill" (see sore (adj.)). Meaning "wretched, worthless, poor" first recorded mid-13c. Spelling shift from -a- to -o- by influence of sorrow. Apologetic sense (short for I'm sorry) is attested from 1834; phrase sorry about that popularized 1960s by U.S. TV show "Get Smart." Related: Sorrily; sorriness.
  • adj remorseful, regretful
  • adj sad, heartbroken
  • adj despicable, pathetic
Example sentences :
  • "I am sorry you couldn't agree with Halbert Davis, Robert," she said, with a sigh.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Which was very ugly in me, and I cried afterwards and told her how sorry I was.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I—I think that's all—and I'm sorry we're not—our families are not to be friends any more.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • She is a fine mare, and I am sorry to lose her, but we cannot help it.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • I forgive you, if you are sorry for the fault, and my arms are ready to receive you.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • I am sorry my case is so circumstanced, that I cannot comply.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • I'm sorry I asked the little brute, but I couldn't avoid it.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • They were sorry for the little white-faced, palpitating thing.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • She's that sorry, God help her, you wouldn't know the thing she'd do.
  • Extract from : « Riders to the Sea » by J. M. Synge
  • I am sorry he made such a smash at last, but it is all that could be expected.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder

Synonyms for sorry

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