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English definition of “sorry”

sorry

adjective (BAD CONDITION)    /ˈsɒr.i/ US  /ˈsɔːr-/
sorry sight/state/tale a bad condition or situation: He was a sorry sight when he got home - soaking and covered in mud. It's a sorry state of affairs when there isn't any food in the house.Informal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality
(Definition of sorry adjective (BAD CONDITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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