cut a sorry figure definition, cut a sorry figure meaning | English dictionary




      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)  
  sorrily      adv  
  sorriness      n  
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sorrily, sorcery, sorrel, sorrow

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
very short haircut
to release sth that is tied up
casser la figure
casser la figure à quelqu'un
a body part is a part of a human body, usually one that has been cut or torn from the body in a violent incident (such as an accident, an explosion, etc)
to cover with a thin layer of paint applied with a dry brush in order to soften or blur a figure or outline
an art term
ce que l'épée coupe se guérit, ce que la bouche coupe ne se guérit pas
ce n'est ni le glaive qui coupe, ni le vin qui enivre
cela est évident, irréfutable
cela est évident, irréfutable
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