Synonyms of sorry in English:

sorry


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adjective

1‘I was sorry to hear about his accident’

SYNONYMS
sad, unhappy, sorrowful, distressed, upset, depressed, downcast, miserable, downhearted, disheartened, dejected, down, despondent, despairing, disconsolate, broken-hearted, heartbroken, inconsolable, grief-stricken
ANTONYMS

glad

2‘he couldn't help feeling sorry for her’

SYNONYMS
full of pity, sympathetic, pitying, compassionate, moved, commiserative, consoling, empathetic, caring, concerned, understanding
ANTONYMS

unsympathetic

3‘I'm sorry if I was a bit brusque’

SYNONYMS
regretful, remorseful, contrite, repentant, rueful, penitent, conscience-stricken, apologetic, abject, guilty, guilt-ridden, self-reproachful, bad, ashamed, shamefaced, sheepish, in sackcloth and ashes, afraid
rare compunctious
ANTONYMS

unrepentant

4‘he looks a sorry sight’

SYNONYMS
pitiful, pitiable, heart-rending, distressing
unfortunate, wretched, unhappy, unlucky, disastrous, calamitous, regrettable, mortifying, shameful, awful
rare distressful