(Sor"ren"to work`) Ornamental work, mostly carved in olivewood, decorated with inlay,
made at or near Sorrento, Italy. Hence, more rarely, jig-saw work and the like done anywhere.
(Sor"ri*ly) adv. In a sorry manner; poorly.
Thy pipe, O Pan, shall help, though I sing sorrily.Sir P. Sidney.
(Sor"ri*ness), n. The quality or state of being sorry.
(Sor"row) n. [OE. sorwe, sorewe, sore, AS. sorg, sorh; akin to D. zorg care, anxiety, OS.
sorga, OHG. sorga, soraga, suorga, G. sorge, Icel., Sw., & Dan. sorg, Goth. saúrga; of unknown
origin.] The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed,
or by diseappointment in the expectation of good; grief at having suffered or occasioned evil; regret; unhappiness; sadness.
How great a sorrow suffereth now Arcite!Chaucer.
The safe and general antidote against sorrow is employment.Rambler.
Syn. Grief; unhappiness; regret; sadness; heaviness; mourning; affliction. See Affliction, and Grief.
(Sor"row), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sorrowed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sorrowing.] [OE. sorowen, sorwen,
sorhen, AS. sorgian; akin to Goth. saúrgan. See Sorrow, n.] To feel pain of mind in consequence of
evil experienced, feared, or done; to grieve; to be sad; to be sorry.
Sorrowing most of all . . . that they should see his face no more.Acts xx. 38.
I desire no man to sorrow for me.Sir J. Hayward.
(Sor"rowed) a. Accompanied with sorrow; sorrowful. [Obs.] Shak.
(Sor"row*ful) a. [OE. sorweful, AS. sorgful.]
1. Full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected; distressed. "This sorrowful prisoner." Chaucer.
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.
(Sor"row*less), a. Free from sorrow.