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Feeling regret or penitence
“I'm really sorry for the hurtful words I uttered.”
Sad or distressed through sympathy
“I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your dear grandmother.”
Causing unhappiness or distress
“I do feel a genuine sense of betrayal when I see the sorry state of affairs in this country.”
Feeling pity for someone
“She kindly gave some money to the homeless man as she felt sorry for him.”
In a poor or pitiful state
“We hosted a wild party that night and the house was a sorry sight the following morning.”
Deserving of contempt
“You want respect and yet you pull a sorry stunt like this?”
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