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sorry

1. (Science: psychology) Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling.

2. Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful. All full of chirking was this sorry place. (Chaucer)

Synonym: hurt, afflicted, mortified, vexed, chagrined, melancholy, dismal, poor, mean, pitiful.

Origin: OE. Sory, sary, AS. Sarig, fr. Sar, sore. See Sore, & The original sense was, painful; hence. Miserable, sad.