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sorrow

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈsɒr.əʊ/  us   /ˈsɔːr.oʊ/ formal
C2 (a cause of) a feeling of great sadness: The sorrow she felt over/at the death of her husband was almost too much to bear. The sorrows of her earlier years gave way to joy in later life.

sorrow

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /ˈsɒr.əʊ/  us   /ˈsɔːr.oʊ/ formal
to feel great sadness: For years she sorrowed over her missing son.
Translations of “sorrow”
in Arabic حُزن…
in Korean 슬픔…
in Malaysian kesedihan…
in French chagrin…
in Turkish keder, elem, üzüntü…
in Italian tristezza, dolore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 悲痛,傷心,悔恨, 傷心事,不幸…
in Russian печаль…
in Polish smutek, żal…
in Vietnamese sự đau khổ, sự buồn phiền…
in Spanish pena, pesar, dolor…
in Portuguese pesar, tristeza, aflição…
in Thai ความเศร้าใจ…
in German der Kummer…
in Catalan tristesa, pena…
in Japanese 悲しみ, 悲哀…
in Indonesian kesedihan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 悲痛,伤心,悔恨, 伤心事,不幸…
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