Synonyms of sorrow in English:

sorrow


See definition of sorrow

noun

1‘he felt genuine sorrow at what had happened’

SYNONYMS

sadness, unhappiness, dejection, regret, depression, misery, cheerlessness, downheartedness, despondency, despair, desolation, wretchedness, glumness, gloom, gloominess, heaviness of heart, dolefulness, melancholy, low spirits, mournfulness, woe, broken-heartedness, heartache, grief

informal down

literary dolorous

rare disconsolateness, disconsolation, dismalness

ANTONYMS

joy

2‘the joys and sorrows of life’

SYNONYMS

trouble, difficulty, problem, adversity, misery, woe, affliction, trial, tribulation, misfortune, reverse of fortune, misadventure, mishap, stroke of bad luck, setback, reverse, blow, failure, accident, disaster, tragedy, catastrophe, calamity


verb

1‘they stood sorrowing over the grave of their niece’

SYNONYMS

be sad, feel sad, be miserable, be despondent, despair, suffer, ache, agonize, anguish, be wretched, be dejected, be heavy of heart, pine, weep, shed tears, grieve, mourn, lament, wail

ANTONYMS

rejoice