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English

Etymology

Old English sāriġ.

Pronunciation

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Adjective

sorry (comparative sorri, superlative er)

Positive
sorry

Comparative
sorri

Superlative
er

  1. Possessing sorrow or regret.
    I am sorry I stepped on your toes. It was an accident.
  2. Poor, sad or regrettable.
    The storm left his garden in a sorry state.

Translations

Interjection

sorry!

  1. Expresses regret, remorse, or sorrow.
    Sorry! I didn't see that you were on the phone.
  2. Used as a request for someone to repeat something not heard or understood clearly.
    Sorry? What was that? The phone cut out.

Synonyms

  • (request to repeat): I beg your pardon?, I'm sorry?, Come again?, Excuse me? (US)

Translations

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