sorry

sorry
Sorry Day, first held on the 26th of May 1998, is a public expression of regret for the treatment of the stolen generations, those Aboriginal children who were forcibly removed from their parents by white authorities. In Aboriginal English, however, sorry is associated with grief and mourning. Sorry business is a ceremony associated with death. Thus Sorry Day is also, for the indigenous community, a day of mourning.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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  • Sorry — Sor ry, a. [Compar. {Sorrier}; superl. {Sorriest}.] [OE. sory, sary, AS. s[=a]rig, fr. s[=a]r, n., sore. See {Sore}, n. & a. The original sense was, painful; hence, miserable, sad.] 1. Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • sorry — O.E. sarig distressed, full of sorrow, from W.Gmc. *sairig , from *sairaz pain (physical and mental); related to sar (see SORE (Cf. sore)). Meaning wretched, worthless, poor first recorded mid 13c. Spelling shift from a to o by influence of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sorry — [adj1] remorseful, regretful apologetic, attritional, compunctious, conscience stricken, contrite, guilt ridden, melted, penitent, penitential, repentant, self accusing, self condemnatory, self reproachful, shamefaced, softened, touched; concepts …   New thesaurus

  • sorry — [sär′ē, sôr′ē] adj. sorrier, sorriest [ME sorie < OE sarig < sar,SORE] 1. full of sorrow, pity, or sympathy: also used as an expression of apology or mild regret 2. a) inferior in worth or quality; poor [a sorry exhibit] b) wretched; …   English World dictionary

  • sorry — ► ADJECTIVE (sorrier, sorriest) 1) feeling distress or pity through sympathy with someone else s misfortune. 2) feeling or expressing regret or penitence. 3) in a poor or pitiful state. 4) unpleasant and regrettable: a sorry business. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • sorry — index contrite, deplorable, ignoble, lamentable, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), paltry, penitent, poor (inferior in quality) …   Law dictionary


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