Definition for SOR'ROW

SOR'ROW, n. [Sax. sorg; Goth. saurga; Sw. and Dan. sorg, care, solicitude, sorrow; D. zorg; G. sorge, care, concern, uneasiness; from the same root as sore, heavy.]

The uneasiness or pain of mind which is produced by the loss of any good, real or supposed, or by disappointment in the expectation of good; grief; regret. The loss of a friend we love occasions sorrow; the loss of property, of health or any source of happiness, causes sorrow. We feel sorrow for ourselves in misfortunes; we feel sorrow for the calamities of our friends and our country. A world of woe and sorrow. – Milton. The safe and general antidote against sorrow is employment. – Rambler.

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