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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sor·ry /ˈsɑri, ˈsɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sor·ry a. [Compar. Sorrier superl. Sorriest.]
 1. Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling. “I am sorry for my sins.”
    Ye were made sorry after a godly manner.   --2 Cor. vii. 9.
    I am sorry for thee, friend; 't is the duke's pleasure.   --Shak.
    She entered, were he lief or sorry.   --Spenser.
 2. Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful.
    All full of chirking was this sorry place.   --Chaucer.
 3. Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse. “With sorry grace.”
    Cheeks of sorry grain will serve.   --Milton.
    Good fruit will sometimes grow on a sorry tree.   --Sir W. Scott.
 Syn: -- Hurt; afflicted; mortified; vexed; chagrined; melancholy; dismal; poor; mean; pitiful.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: keenly sorry or regretful; "felt bad about letting the team
             down"; "was sorry that she had treated him so badly";
             "felt bad about breaking the vase" [syn: bad]
      2: feeling or expressing sorrow or pity; "a pitying observer
         threw his coat around her shoulders"; "let him perish
         without a pitying thought of ours wasted upon him"- Thomas
         De Quincey [syn: pitying, sorry for(p)]
      3: having regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something
         done or undone; "felt regretful over his vanished youth";
         "regretful over mistakes she had made" [syn: regretful]
         [ant: unregretful]
      4: feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
         [syn: contrite, remorseful, rueful, ruthful]
      5: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state";
         "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape";
         "a sorry state of affairs" [syn: deplorable, distressing,
          lamentable, pitiful, sad]
      6: depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy
         streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens;
         "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy
         tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of
         death"- B.A.Williams [syn: dingy, dismal, drab, drear,
          dreary, gloomy]
      7: without merit; "a sorry horse"; "a sorry excuse"; "a lazy
         no-count, good-for-nothing goldbrick"; "the car was a
         no-good piece of junk" [syn: good-for-nothing, good-for-naught,
          meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good]
      [also: sorriest, sorrier]