Synonyms of sorrowful


1. sorrowful (vs. joyful), anguished, tormented, tortured, bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning(prenominal), sorrowing(prenominal), bitter, brokenhearted, heartbroken, heartsick, dolorous, dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weeping, elegiac, grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending, lamenting, wailing, wailful, lugubrious, mournful, plaintive, sad, woebegone, woeful, joyless, unhappy

usage: experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

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Definition and meaning of sorrowful (Dictionary)