1. [ adjective ] experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

"sorrowful widows" "a sorrowful tale of death and despair" "sorrowful news" "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

Related terms: joyful woebegone mournful bitter anguished lugubrious dolorous bereaved lamenting lamentable grievous brokenhearted sad elegiac unhappy joyless
Similar spelling:   sorrowfully