Sorrowful and Sad

Sorrowful

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Sorrowful adjective – Expressing or suggesting mourning.
Usage example: adopted a sorrowful tone of voice to read the news story about the former governor's death

Sad is a synonym for sorrowful in unhappy topic. In some cases you can use "Sad" instead an adjective "Sorrowful", when it comes to topics like feeling, wretched, despondent, lamentable. popular alternative
Nearby Words: sorrow, sorrowed, sorrowing, sorrowfully
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Sad

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Sad adjective – Feeling unhappiness.
Usage example: movies in which the hero dies always make us feel sad

Sorrowful is a synonym for sad in unhappy topic. You can use "Sorrowful" instead an adjective "Sad", if it concerns topics such as feeling, wretched, despondent, lamentable. popular alternative
Nearby Words: sadness, sadly
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Things that words describes

twist sorrowful twist sad twist
scene sorrowful scene sad scene
face sorrowful face sad face
expression sorrowful expression sad expression
Other nouns: tone, music, smile, melody, ballad, farewell, moments.
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