sorry

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɒri/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɑri, ˈsɔri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sorē, sôrē)

Inflections of 'sorry' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
sorrier
adj comparative
sorriest
adj superlative
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sorry

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. I'm [so, really, very] sorry
  2. I was (very) sorry to [hear, learn]
  3. I was sorry to hear [of, about]
  4. [I am, I'm] sorry for [your loss, my actions, what happened]
  5. felt so sorry for her
  6. (I'm) sorry about the [mess, accident]
  7. am [truly, really, terribly] sorry
  8. sorry that I couldn't [come, make it, help more]
  9. sorry for causing you [concern, pain, trouble]
  10. sorry to cause you [so much trouble, inconvenience]
  11. Sorry? (What did you say?)
  12. sorry, I didn't (quite) catch that
  13. say you're sorry
  14. [she, the economy] is in a sorry state
  15. what a sorry little person
  16. are a sad and sorry bunch
interj
  1. sorry!
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