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English definition of “sorry”

sorry

adjective [-er/-est only] (BAD CONDITION)   /ˈsɑr·i, ˈsɔr·i/ dated
so bad as to cause feelings of sympathy: They were a sorry sight, dressed in rags and so weak they could hardly stand up. Note: describing a situation or condition
(Definition of sorry adjective (BAD CONDITION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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