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English definition of “sorry”

sorry

adjective (SAYING NO)    /ˈsɒr.i/ US  /ˈsɔːr-/
I'm sorry B2 used to show politeness when refusing something or disagreeing: I'm sorry but I think you've made a mistake. I'm sorry, I can't agree.Polite expressions
(Definition of sorry adjective (SAYING NO) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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