Definition of be sorry to say in English:

be sorry to say

phrase

  • Used to express disappointment or regret.

    ‘I'm sorry to say that I don't have alternative contact details’
    • ‘I'm sorry to say but today was your last show.’
    • ‘I am sorry to say that I witnessed the decline in funding.’
    • ‘I disagree with Barbara, I'm sorry to say, because I really like and respect her.’
    • ‘"I am sorry to say that we have made an error in the elections office," she said.’
    • ‘I am sorry to say that I think he has been had on that one.’