adj , -rier, -riest
1 usually postpositive; often foll by: for feeling or expressing pity, sympathy, remorse, grief, or regret
I feel sorry for him
2 pitiful, wretched, or deplorable
a sorry sight
3 poor; paltry
a sorry excuse
4 affected by sorrow; sad
5 causing sorrow or sadness
6 an exclamation expressing apology, used esp. at the time of the misdemeanour, offence, etc.
(Old English sarig; related to Old High German serag; see sore)
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