From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sorrowful \Sor"row*ful\, a. [OE. sorweful, AS. sorgful.]
   1. Full of sorrow; exhibiting sorrow; sad; dejected;
      distressed. "This sorrowful prisoner." --Chaucer.
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            My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.
                                                  --Matt. xxvi.
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   2. Producing sorrow; exciting grief; mournful; lamentable;
      grievous; as, a sorrowful accident.
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   Syn: Sad; mournful; dismal; disconsolate; drear; dreary;
        grievous; lamentable; doleful; distressing.
        [1913 Webster] -- Sor"row*ful*ly, adv. --
        Sor"row*ful*ness, n.
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