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sorrownoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsɑr·oʊ, ˈsɔr-/
a ​feeling of ​greatsadness or ​regret, or something that ​causes this ​feeling: [U] The ​Englishlanguage does not ​contain the words to ​express the sorrow I ​feel.
(Definition of sorrow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sorrow”
in Korean 슬픔…
in Arabic حُزن…
in Malaysian kesedihan…
in French chagrin…
in Russian печаль…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悲痛,傷心,悔恨, 傷心事,不幸…
in Italian tristezza, dolore…
in Turkish keder, elem, üzüntü…
in Polish smutek, żal…
in Spanish pena, pesar, dolor…
in Vietnamese sự đau khổ, sự buồn phiền…
in Portuguese pesar, tristeza, aflição…
in Thai ความเศร้าใจ…
in German der Kummer…
in Catalan tristesa, pena…
in Japanese 悲しみ, 悲哀…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悲痛,伤心,悔恨, 伤心事,不幸…
in Indonesian kesedihan…
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