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Significado de “sorry” - Diccionario Inglés

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sorryadjective

uk   /ˈsɒr.i/  us   /ˈsɔːr.i/
  • sorry adjective (SAD)

A2 [after verb] feeling sadness, sympathy, or disappointment, especially because something unpleasant has happened or been done: I'm just sorry about all the trouble I've caused her. He'd really upset her and he didn't seem at all sorry. [+ (that)] I'm sorry (that) you had such a difficult journey. [+ to infinitive] We were both sorry to hear you've been ill again. I feel so sorry for their kids - it must be really hard for them.
feel sorry for yourself disapproving
to feel sad because you have a problem and you feel that it is not fair that you are suffering so much: He sounded very sorry for himself on the phone.
I'm sorry to say
used to show that something that must be said causes sadness or disappointment: I'm sorry to say that the project's funding has been cancelled. Most people who start the exercise class do, I'm sorry to say, give up within the first two weeks.

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  • sorry adjective (APOLOGY)

A1 [after verb] used to say that you wish you had not done what you have done, especially when you want to be polite to someone you have done something bad to: Oh, I'm sorry - I didn't see you there. Tom, I'm so sorry about last night - it was all my fault. I've said I'm sorry.

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  • sorry adjective (SAYING NO)

I'm sorry

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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.

sorryexclamation

uk   /ˈsɒr.i/  us   /ˈsɔːr.i/
  • sorry exclamation (APOLOGY)

used when apologizing for something: "That's my foot you're stepping on." "Sorry!"

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  • sorry exclamation (POLITE NEGATIVE)

used to show politeness when refusing something or disagreeing: Sorry, you can't go in there.
used when politely asking someone to repeat something or when politely interrupting someone: "He's late." "Sorry?" "I said he's late." Sorry, could you just say that last sentence again please?
(Definition of sorry from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Significado de "sorry" - Diccionario Inglés Americano

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sorryadjective

 us   /ˈsɑr·i, ˈsɔr·i/
  • sorry adjective (ASKING FORGIVENESS)

feeling bad because you have caused trouble or difficulty to someone else: [+ (that) clause] I’m really sorry (that) I forgot about our appointment yesterday.
Sorry is also used as a polite way to show your sympathy to someone because of a loss, problem, or trouble the person has had: [+ to infinitive] We were sorry to learn about the death of your grandmother.
Sorry is also used as a polite way of asking someone to excuse you for having done something that might have annoyed the person: The train will be moving shortly – we are sorry for the inconvenience.
  • sorry adjective (POLITE REFUSAL)

used as a polite way of expressing refusal or disagreement: I’m sorry, but I think you’ve made a mistake in our check. Sorry, you can’t go in there.
  • sorry adjective (BAD CONDITION)

[-er/-est only] 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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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