adjective, -ri·er, -ri·est.
feeling regret, compunction, sympathy, pity, etc.: to besorry to leave one's friends; to be sorry for a remark; to besorry for someone in trouble.
regrettable or deplorable; unfortunate; tragic: a sorrysituation; to come to a sorry end.
sorrowful, grieved, or sad: Was she sorry when her brother died?
This is a tough word for me. Not everyone that says it means it. Not everyone that means is says it. I try to teach my kids to say they are sorry when they do wrong, more to the point when they do wrong TO someone else. It feels to me like this word is like toilet paper, its useful, when you really need it, you're out, it can be soft and fluffy, or rough and uncomfortable. Have you heard the phrase "Love means never having to say you're sorry"? What load of garbage is that? IMHO Love means having to MEAN that you are sorry. We live in a world where that little 5 letter word is tossed around so frequently that it almost means nothing. I was raised to look someone in the eye, tell them how what you did must have made them feel, and to say you are sorry, knowing that it meant you would NEVER do it again. Now a days It seems to me that "sorry" just means...here take this word, swallow it and be quiet because I am to busy for your feelings. I hope that if you are reading this, you will think about how many times a day you say this word, and if you really need to say it, and most importantly...Do you really mean it.
Sorry if you didn't like that....LOL!