1. Made troubled or apprehensive or distressed in appearance.
2. Mentally disordered.
1. Showing merciful compassion.
2. Showing or having compassion.
3. Showing recognition of unusually distressful circumstances.
ETYM Latin contritus bruised, p. p. of contrere to grind, bruise; con- + terere to rub, grind: cf. French contrit See Trite.
1. Feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses; SYN. remorseful, rueful, sorry.
2. Feeling regret for a fault or offence.
ETYM Cf. French déplorable.
1. Of very poor quality or condition; SYN. execrable, miserable, woeful, wretched.
2. Very bad; SYN. distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry.
ETYM Formerly a noun; e.g., Chaucer.
1. Gloomy to the eye or ear; sorrowful and depressing to the feelings; foreboding; cheerless; dull; dreary.
2. Fatal; ill-omened; unlucky.
Causing distress or worry or anxiety; SYN. distressful, disturbing, perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying.
Filled with or evoking sadness; SYN. mournful.
ETYM Latin dolorosus, from dolor: cf. French douloureux. Related to Dolor.
Showing sorrow; SYN. dolourous, lachrymose, tearful, weeping.
1. Sorrowful; distressful.
2. Exciting cheerless sensations, feelings, or associations; comfortless; dismal; gloomy.
ETYM Latin lugubris, from lugere to mourn; cf. Greek lygros sad, Skr. ruj to break.
ETYM French misérable, Latin miserabilis, from miserari to lament, pity, from miser wretched. Related to Miser.
1. Characterized by physical misery; SYN. wretched.
2. Very unhappy; full of misery; SYN. suffering, wretched.
1. Expressing sorrow; SYN. plaintive.
2. Full of sorrow; sad
3. Causing sorrow or melancholy; gloomy
ETYM French plaintif. Related to Plaintiff.
Expressive of sorrow or melancholy; mournful; sad.
Having regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; SYN. sorry.
1. Causing one to rue or lament; woeful; mournful; sorrowful.
2. Expressing sorrow.
1. Experiencing or showing or causing sorrow or unhappiness
2. Expressive of sorrow
3. Exemplary of misfortune
ETYM Old Eng. sorweful, as. sorgful.
Experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss.
1. Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret
2. Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful.
3. Poor; insufficient; worthless
1. Of, marked by, or expressive of tragedy
2. Dealing with or treated in tragedy; appropriate to or typical of tragedy
3. Regrettably serious or unpleasant; deplorable, lamentable; marked by a sense of tragedy
1. Full of woe; grievous
2. Involving or bringing woe
3. Lamentably bad or serious; deplorable
1. Very miserable; sunk in, or accompanied by, deep affliction or distress, as from want, anxiety, or grief.
2. Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable.
3. Hatefully contemptible; despicable; wicked.