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What is another word for sorrowful?

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Adjective
Feeling grief, distress or sorrow
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“She saw his sorrowful mother lying on the ground, trembling as though she was dying, and John and her sisters were beside her and comforting her.”
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Causing grief, distress or sorrow
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“There is certainly more to discover about this whole ugly, sorrowful story.”
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Suggestive or expressive of sorrow, distress or regret
“As if in mournful counterpoint to his own grief, the boy heard the clear, sorrowful notes of an alto sax keening and sobbing out a blues melody.”
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Feeling regret or penitence
“In a relationship, this might mean feeling sorrowful for having hurt someone, really wanting to make up for it, and then apologizing in a sincere and loving way.”
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Extremely morbid or somber, typically suggestive of death or the grave
“The shade of corruption laid a sorrowful pall over the land, affecting all in its wake.”
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Depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive
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