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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sor·row·ful a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness"
           [syn: sadness, sorrow]
      2: a state of gloomy sorrow [syn: mournfulness, ruthfulness]