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 for sorry
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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,
     1. Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil;
        feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light
        grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express
        deeper feeling. "I am sorry for my sins." --Piers Plowman.
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              Ye were made sorry after a godly manner. --2 Cor.
                                                    vii. 9.
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              I am sorry for thee, friend; 't is the duke's
              pleasure.                             --Shak.
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              She entered, were he lief or sorry.   --Spenser.
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     2. Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful. --Spenser.
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              All full of chirking was this sorry place.
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     3. Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse. "With sorry
        grace." --Chaucer.
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              Cheeks of sorry grain will serve.     --Milton.
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              Good fruit will sometimes grow on a sorry tree.
                                                    --Sir W.
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     Syn: Hurt; afflicted; mortified; vexed; chagrined;
          melancholy; dismal; poor; mean; pitiful.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss
             over something done or undone; "felt regretful over his
             vanished youth"; "regretful over mistakes she had made";
             "he felt bad about breaking the vase" [syn: regretful,
             sorry, bad] [ant: unregretful, unregretting]
      2: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state";
         "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a
         sorry state of affairs" [syn: deplorable, distressing,
         lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry]
      3: without merit; "a sorry horse"; "a sorry excuse"; "a lazy no-
         count, good-for-nothing goldbrick"; "the car was a no-good
         piece of junk" [syn: good-for-nothing, good-for-naught,
         meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good, sorry]
      4: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war";
         "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter
         landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November";
         "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: blue,
         dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim,
         sorry, drab, drear, dreary]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "sorry":
     abject, apologetic, ashamed, bad, base, base-minded, beggarly,
     beneath contempt, beneath one, cheap, cheerless, cheesy, common,
     compunctious, conscience-smitten, conscience-stricken,
     contemptible, contrite, crummy, debasing, degrading, demeaning,
     deplorable, depressing, despicable, discontented, disgraceful,
     dismal, full of remorse, gaudy, gimcracky, grim, gutter,
     heavyhearted, humiliating, humiliative, humorless, ignoble,
     ill-starred, in bad humor, inadequate, infestive, infra dig,
     infra indignitatem, joyless, low, low-minded, mean, melancholy,
     meretricious, mirthless, miserable, opprobrious, out of humor,
     out of sorts, outrageous, paltry, pathetic, penitent, penitential,
     pitiable, pitiful, pleasureless, poor, regretful, remorseful,
     repentant, repining, rubbishy, rueful, sad, saddened, scandalous,
     scrubby, scruffy, scummy, scurvy, scuzzy, self-accusing,
     self-condemning, self-convicting, self-debasing, self-flagellating,
     self-humiliating, self-punishing, self-reproaching, shabby,
     shamefaced, shamefast, shameful, shocking, shoddy, sordid,
     sorrowful, sorryish, star-crossed, stark, too bad, trashy,
     trifling, trumpery, two-for-a-cent, two-for-a-penny, twopenny,
     twopenny-halfpenny, unbecoming, uncheerful, uncheery, unhappy,
     unhappy about, unjoyful, unmirthful, unsmiling, unworthy of one,
     valueless, vile, wistful, worthless, wretched

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