1. Full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed. “This sorrowful prisoner.”
My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death. --Matt. xxvi. 38.
2. Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable; grievous; as, a sorrowful accident.
Syn: -- Sad; mournful; dismal; disconsolate; drear; dreary; grievous; lamentable; doleful; distressing.
-- Sor*row*ful*ly, adv. -- Sor*row*ful*ness, n.
adv 1: in a sorrowful manner
2: with sadness; in a sorrowful manner; "his mother looked at
him dolefully when he told her he had joined the Army"