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funereal

  • adjective satellite suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial
    sepulchral.
    • funereal gloom
    • hollow sepulchral tones

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discontent

  • noun a longing for something better than the present situation
    discontentment; discontentedness.
  • verb make dissatisfied

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mournfulness

  • noun a state of gloomy sorrow
    ruthfulness; sorrowfulness.

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desolate

  • verb leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    abandon; desert; forsake.
    • The mother deserted her children
  • verb reduce in population
    depopulate.
    • The epidemic depopulated the countryside

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infelicitous

  • adjective not appropriate in application; defective
    • an infelicitous remark
    • infelicitous phrasing
    • the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy
  • adjective satellite marked by or producing unhappiness
    unhappy.
    • infelicitous circumstances
    • unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series

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bearer

  • noun someone whose employment involves carrying something
    toter; carrier.
    • the bonds were transmitted by carrier
  • noun a messenger who bears or presents
    • a bearer of good tidings

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pitiful

  • adjective satellite inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiable; pathetic.
    • their efforts were pathetic
    • pitiable lack of character
    • pitiful exhibition of cowardice
  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; lamentable; deplorable; sorry.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs

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wailing

  • noun loud cries made while weeping
    bawling.
  • verb emit long loud cries
    wail; roar; yawl; yaup; howl; ululate.
    • wail in self-pity
    • howl with sorrow

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repentant

  • adjective feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
    penitent.

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fear

  • noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    fearfulness; fright.
  • noun an anxious feeling
    care; concern.
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

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lonesome

  • adjective satellite being the only one; single and isolated from others
    solitary; only; sole; lone.
    • the lone doctor in the entire county
    • a lonesome pine
    • an only child
    • the sole heir
    • the sole example
    • a solitary instance of cowardice
    • a solitary speck in the sky
  • adjective satellite marked by dejection from being alone
    lonely.
    • felt sad and lonely
    • the loneliest night of the week
    • lonesome when her husband is away
    • spent a lonesome hour in the bar

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distressing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressful; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    straiten; distress.

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weepy

  • adjective satellite liable to weep easily

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self-pity

  • noun a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings

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penal

  • adjective of or relating to punishment
    • penal reform
    • penal code
  • adjective satellite serving as or designed to impose punishment
    • penal servitude

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rue

  • noun European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
    herb of grace; Ruta graveolens.
  • noun leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy

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gloomful

  • adjective satellite depressingly dark
    gloomy; glooming; sulky.
    • the gloomy forest
    • the glooming interior of an old inn
    • `gloomful' is archaic

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anguished

  • adjective satellite experiencing intense pain especially mental pain
    tortured; tormented.
    • an anguished conscience
    • a small tormented schoolboy
    • a tortured witness to another's humiliation
  • verb suffer great pains or distress
    anguish.

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dolefulness

  • noun sadness caused by grief or affliction

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tearfulness

  • noun sadness expressed by weeping
    weepiness.

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unhappy

  • adjective experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
    • unhappy over her departure
    • unhappy with her raise
    • after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence
    • had an unhappy time at school
    • the unhappy (or sad) news
    • he looks so sad
  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
    distressed; dysphoric.

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flagellant

  • noun a person who is whipped or whips himself for sexual gratification
  • noun a person who whips himself as a religious penance

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guilty_conscience

  • noun remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
    guilt; guilt feelings; guilt trip.

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teary-eyed

  • adjective satellite with eyes full of tears
    teary; watery-eyed.

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atonement

  • noun compensation for a wrong
    expiation; satisfaction.
    • we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store
  • noun the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
    expiation; propitiation.

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misfortunate

  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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mournful

  • adjective satellite expressing sorrow
    plaintive.
  • adjective satellite filled with or evoking sadness
    doleful.
    • the child's doleful expression
    • stared with mournful eyes
    • mournful news

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bereft

  • adjective satellite unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love
    unbeloved; lovelorn.
  • adjective satellite sorrowful through loss or deprivation
    grief-stricken; mourning; sorrowing; grieving; bereaved.
    • bereft of hope

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lonely

  • adjective satellite lacking companions or companionship
    alone; solitary; lone.
    • he was alone when we met him
    • she is alone much of the time
    • the lone skier on the mountain
    • a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel
    • a lonely soul
    • a solitary traveler
  • adjective satellite marked by dejection from being alone
    lonesome.
    • felt sad and lonely
    • the loneliest night of the week
    • lonesome when her husband is away
    • spent a lonesome hour in the bar

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grievous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    life-threatening; dangerous; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease
  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    heartbreaking; heartrending.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

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compassion

  • noun a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
    compassionateness.
  • noun the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
    pity.

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joyless

  • adjective not experiencing or inspiring joy
    • a joyless man
    • a joyless occasion
    • joyless evenings

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despondency

  • noun feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
    disconsolateness; heartsickness; despondence.

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crushed

  • adjective satellite treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance
    • crushed velvet
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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shamed

  • adjective satellite showing a sense of guilt
    hangdog; shamefaced; guilty.
    • a guilty look
    • the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
  • verb bring shame or dishonor upon
    disgrace; dishonour; dishonor; attaint; shame.
    • he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime

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woe

  • noun misery resulting from affliction
    suffering.
  • noun intense mournfulness
    woefulness.

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guilt_feelings

  • noun remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
    guilty conscience; guilt; guilt trip.

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gloomy

  • adjective satellite depressingly dark
    glooming; gloomful; sulky.
    • the gloomy forest
    • the glooming interior of an old inn
    • `gloomful' is archaic
  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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mourn

  • verb feel sadness
    • She is mourning her dead child
  • verb observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one

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despondence

  • noun feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
    despondency; disconsolateness; heartsickness.

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humbled

  • adjective satellite subdued or brought low in condition or status
    low; broken; crushed; humiliated.
    • brought low
    • a broken man
    • his broken spirit
  • verb cause to be unpretentious
    humble.
    • This experience will humble him

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grim

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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down_in_the_mouth

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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embarrassed

  • adjective satellite feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious
    chagrined; abashed.
    • felt abashed at the extravagant praise
    • chagrined at the poor sales of his book
    • was embarrassed by her child's tantrums
  • verb cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
    embarrass; abash.

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pallbearer

  • noun one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
    bearer.

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sorrowful

  • adjective experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss
    • sorrowful widows
    • a sorrowful tale of death and despair
    • sorrowful news
    • even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

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compassionate

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; condole with; sympathize with; feel for.
  • adjective showing or having compassion
    • heard the soft and compassionate voices of women

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dejected

  • adjective affected or marked by low spirits
    • is dejected but trying to look cheerful
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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tearful

  • adjective filled with or marked by tears
    • tearful eyes
    • tearful entreaties
  • adjective satellite showing sorrow
    dolorous; dolourous; weeping; lachrymose.

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western_church

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Roman Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.

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grief

  • noun intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
    heartache; brokenheartedness; heartbreak.
  • noun something that causes great unhappiness
    sorrow.
    • her death was a great grief to John

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dysphoric

  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
    distressed; unhappy.

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mourner

  • noun a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
    lamenter; sorrower; griever.

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deplorable

  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; sorry.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; woeful; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment

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heartsick

  • adjective satellite full of sorrow
    heartbroken; brokenhearted.
  • adjective satellite without or almost without hope
    despondent.
    • despondent about his failure
    • too heartsick to fight back

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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watery

  • adjective satellite filled with water
    • watery soil
  • adjective satellite wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears
    reeking.
    • wiped his reeking neck

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ruthfulness

  • noun a state of gloomy sorrow
    mournfulness; sorrowfulness.

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correctional

  • adjective satellite concerned with or providing correction
    • a correctional institution

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penance

  • noun remorse for your past conduct
    repentance; penitence.
  • noun a Catholic sacrament; repentance and confession and atonement and absolution

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regret

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; ruefulness; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game
  • verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    repent; rue.

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disconsolateness

  • noun feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
    despondency; heartsickness; despondence.

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watery-eyed

  • adjective satellite with eyes full of tears
    teary; teary-eyed.

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sympathise

  • verb share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
    sympathize.
  • verb to feel or express sympathy or compassion
    sympathize; commiserate.

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brokenheartedness

  • noun intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
    grief; heartache; heartbreak.

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punitive

  • adjective inflicting punishment
    punitory.
    • punitive justice
    • punitive damages

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church_of_rome

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Western Church; Roman Church; Roman Catholic Church.

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radiate

  • verb send out rays or waves
    • The sun radiates heat
  • verb send out real or metaphoric rays
    • She radiates happiness

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tragicomic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy
    • a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama
  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomical.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman

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miserable

  • adjective satellite very unhappy; full of misery
    suffering; wretched.
    • he felt depressed and miserable
    • a message of hope for suffering humanity
    • wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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gloominess

  • noun an atmosphere of depression and melancholy
    gloom; glumness.
    • gloom pervaded the office
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; sombreness; somberness.

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broken_heart

  • noun devastating sorrow and despair
    • he is recovering from a broken heart
    • a broken heart languishes here

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sympathize_with

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; condole with; compassionate; feel for.

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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shamefaced

  • adjective satellite extremely modest or shy
    • cheerfully bearing reproaches but shamefaced at praise"- H.O.Taylor
  • adjective satellite showing a sense of shame
    sheepish.

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tragicomical

  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomic.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman
  • adjective satellite having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics
    tragicomic.
    • her life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure"--Joseph Conrad

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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lachrymose

  • adjective satellite showing sorrow
    dolorous; tearful; dolourous; weeping.

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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heartsickness

  • noun feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
    despondency; disconsolateness; despondence.

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tragical

  • adjective satellite very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
    tragic.
    • a tragic face
    • a tragic plight
    • a tragic accident

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condole

  • verb express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death
    • You must condole the widow

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pen

  • noun a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
  • noun an enclosure for confining livestock

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remorse

  • noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    compunction; self-reproach.

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dishonored

  • adjective satellite suffering shame
    disgraced; discredited; shamed.
  • verb bring shame or dishonor upon
    disgrace; dishonour; dishonor; attaint; shame.
    • he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime

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feel_for

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; condole with; sympathize with; compassionate.

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expiation

  • noun compensation for a wrong
    atonement; satisfaction.
    • we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store
  • noun the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
    atonement; propitiation.

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aby

  • verb make amends for
    atone; expiate; abye.
    • expiate one's sins

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heartache

  • noun intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
    grief; brokenheartedness; heartbreak.

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sorrow

  • noun an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
    • he tried to express his sorrow at her loss
  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    ruefulness; regret; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game

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lamenting

  • adjective satellite vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression
    wailing; wailful.
    • lamenting sinners
    • wailing mourners
    • the wailing wind
    • wailful bagpipes
    • tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare
  • verb express grief verbally
    keen; lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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sympathetic

  • adjective of or relating to the sympathetic nervous system
    • sympathetic neurons
    • sympathetic stimulation
  • adjective expressing or feeling or resulting from sympathy or compassion or friendly fellow feelings; disposed toward
    • sympathetic to the students' cause
    • a sympathetic observer
    • a sympathetic gesture

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melancholy

  • noun a feeling of thoughtful sadness
  • noun a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

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poignance

  • noun a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
    poignancy.
    • a moment of extraordinary poignancy

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vindicatory

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retributory; retaliatory; retributive; relatiative.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye
  • adjective satellite given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
    retributory; retributive.
    • retributive justice

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pathetic

  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life
  • adjective satellite inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiful; pitiable.
    • their efforts were pathetic
    • pitiable lack of character
    • pitiful exhibition of cowardice

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dolorous

  • adjective satellite showing sorrow
    tearful; dolourous; weeping; lachrymose.

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apologetic

  • adjective offering or expressing apology
    excusatory.
    • an apologetic note
    • an apologetic manner

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sheepish

  • adjective satellite like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity
    sheeplike.
  • adjective satellite showing a sense of shame
    shamefaced.

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griever

  • noun a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
    lamenter; sorrower; mourner.

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regretful

  • adjective feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    sorry; bad.
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase

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abye

  • verb make amends for
    atone; aby; expiate.
    • expiate one's sins
  • verb make amends for
    atone; aby; expiate.
    • expiate one's sins

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bemoan

  • verb regret strongly
    bewail; deplore; lament.
    • I deplore this hostile action
    • we lamented the loss of benefits

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broken

  • adjective physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
    • a broken mirror
    • a broken tooth
    • a broken leg
    • his neck is broken
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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poignant

  • adjective satellite arousing affect
    affecting; touching.
    • the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
    • poignant grief cannot endure forever
    • his gratitude was simple and touching
  • adjective satellite keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
    • poignant anxiety

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sorry

  • adjective feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    bad; regretful.
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase
  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; deplorable.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs

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hapless

  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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reproach

  • noun a mild rebuke or criticism
    • words of reproach
  • noun disgrace or shame
    • he brought reproach upon his family

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dolourous

  • adjective satellite showing sorrow
    dolorous; tearful; weeping; lachrymose.

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care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

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melancholic

  • noun someone subject to melancholia
    melancholiac.
  • adjective satellite characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
    melancholy.
    • growing more melancholy every hour
    • her melancholic smile
    • we acquainted him with the melancholy truth

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discontented

  • adjective showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing
    discontent.
    • saw many discontent faces in the room
    • was discontented with his position
  • verb make dissatisfied
    discontent.

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survivor

  • noun one who lives through affliction
    subsister.
    • the survivors of the fire were taken to a hospital
  • noun one who outlives another
    • he left his farm to his survivors

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expiative

  • adjective having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation
    propitiatory; expiatory.
    • expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice

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grief-stricken

  • adjective satellite sorrowful through loss or deprivation
    mourning; sorrowing; grieving; bereft; bereaved.
    • bereft of hope

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guilty

  • adjective responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act
    • guilty of murder
    • the guilty person
    • secret guilty deeds
  • adjective satellite showing a sense of guilt
    hangdog; shamefaced; shamed.
    • a guilty look
    • the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater

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heartbreaking

  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    grievous; heartrending.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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unconsolable

  • adjective sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled
    disconsolate; inconsolable.
    • inconsolable when her son died

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rueful

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    remorseful; contrite; ruthful.

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action

  • noun something done (usually as opposed to something said)
    • there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions
  • noun the state of being active
    activeness; activity.
    • his sphere of activity
    • he is out of action

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grieving

  • adjective satellite sorrowful through loss or deprivation
    grief-stricken; mourning; sorrowing; bereft; bereaved.
    • bereft of hope
  • verb feel grief
    sorrow; grieve.

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doleful

  • adjective satellite filled with or evoking sadness
    mournful.
    • the child's doleful expression
    • stared with mournful eyes
    • mournful news

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distressed

  • adjective satellite facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
    hard put; hard-pressed; in a bad way.
    • distressed companies need loans and technical advice
    • financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices
    • we were hard put to meet the mortgage payment
    • found themselves in a bad way financially
  • verb bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    straiten; distress.

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remorseful

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    rueful; contrite; ruthful.

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swimming

  • noun the act of swimming
    swim.
    • it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool
  • verb travel through water
    swim.
    • We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore
    • a big fish was swimming in the tank

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mortified

  • adjective satellite suffering from tissue death
    gangrenous.
  • verb practice self-denial of one's body and appetites
    mortify.

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wailful

  • adjective satellite vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression
    wailing; lamenting.
    • lamenting sinners
    • wailing mourners
    • the wailing wind
    • wailful bagpipes
    • tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare

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sulky

  • noun a light two-wheeled vehicle for one person; drawn by one horse
  • adjective satellite sullen or moody
    huffish.

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propitiatory

  • adjective having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation
    expiative; expiatory.
    • expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice
  • adjective satellite intended to reconcile or appease
    propitiative.
    • sent flowers as a propitiatory gesture

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elegiac

  • adjective resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy
    • an elegiac poem on a friend's death
  • adjective satellite expressing sorrow often for something past
    • an elegiac lament for youthful ideals

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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ruefulness

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; regret; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game

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glooming

  • adjective satellite depressingly dark
    gloomy; gloomful; sulky.
    • the gloomy forest
    • the glooming interior of an old inn
    • `gloomful' is archaic

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sorrowfulness

  • noun the state of being sad
    sadness; sorrow.
    • she tired of his perpetual sadness
  • noun a state of gloomy sorrow
    ruthfulness; mournfulness.

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feelings

  • noun emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)
    • the remark hurt his feelings
  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    feeling.
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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listless

  • adjective satellite lacking zest or vivacity
    • he was listless and bored
  • adjective satellite marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    dispirited.
    • a dispirited and divided Party
    • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation

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piteous

  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; pitiable; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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contriteness

  • noun sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
    attrition; contrition.

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attrition

  • noun erosion by friction
    abrasion; detrition; corrasion.
  • noun the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice
    abrasion; detrition; grinding.

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sniffly

  • adjective satellite liable to sniffle
    snuffling; snuffly.

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miss

  • noun a young woman
    young woman; fille; missy; girl; young lady.
    • a young lady of 18
  • noun a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
    misfire.

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weeping

  • noun the process of shedding tears (usually accompanied by sobs or other inarticulate sounds)
    tears; crying.
    • I hate to hear the crying of a child
    • she was in tears
  • verb shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain
    cry; weep.
    • She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death
    • The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs

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unhappiness

  • noun emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
    sadness.
  • noun state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief

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caring

  • noun a loving feeling
    lovingness.
  • verb feel concern or interest
    care.
    • I really care about my work
    • I don't care

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cheerless

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    depressing; uncheerful.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place

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roman_church

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Western Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.

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penitence

  • noun remorse for your past conduct
    repentance; penance.

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weepiness

  • noun sadness expressed by weeping
    tearfulness.

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whipping

  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flogging; lashing; tanning; flagellation.
  • noun a sound defeat
    trouncing; drubbing; thrashing; slaughter; debacle; walloping.

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lamentable

  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; deplorable; sorry.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs

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wailer

  • noun a mourner who utters long loud high-pitched cries

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hangdog

  • adjective satellite showing a sense of guilt
    shamefaced; guilty; shamed.
    • a guilty look
    • the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
  • adjective satellite frightened into submission or compliance

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tragic

  • adjective satellite very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
    tragical.
    • a tragic face
    • a tragic plight
    • a tragic accident
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy
    • tragic hero

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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contrite

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    rueful; remorseful; ruthful.

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heartrending

  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    heartbreaking; grievous.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

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sorrower

  • noun a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
    lamenter; griever; mourner.

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lovesick

  • adjective satellite languishing because of love
    • strong men behaving like lovesick boys

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bitter

  • noun English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    bitterness.

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sorrowing

  • adjective satellite sorrowful through loss or deprivation
    grief-stricken; mourning; grieving; bereft; bereaved.
    • bereft of hope
  • verb feel grief
    sorrow; grieve.

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pity

  • noun a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    commiseration; ruth; pathos.
    • the blind are too often objects of pity
  • noun an unfortunate development
    shame.
    • it's a pity he couldn't do it

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compunction

  • noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    remorse; self-reproach.

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dispirited

  • adjective satellite marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    listless.
    • a dispirited and divided Party
    • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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survivor_guilt

  • noun a deep feeling of guilt often experienced by those who have survived some catastrophe that took the lives of many others; derives in part from a feeling that they did not do enough to save the others who perished and in part from feelings of being unworthy relative to those who died
    • survivor guilt was first noted in those who survived the Holocaust

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uncheerful

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    depressing; cheerless.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place

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sepulchral

  • adjective of or relating to a sepulchre
    • sepulchral inscriptions
    • sepulchral monuments in churches
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    charnel; ghastly.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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uncontrite

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wretched

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; deplorable; woeful.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment
  • adjective satellite characterized by physical misery
    miserable.
    • a wet miserable weekend
    • spent a wretched night on the floor

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bereavement

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    mourning.

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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inconsolable

  • adjective sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled
    unconsolable; disconsolate.
    • inconsolable when her son died

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downhearted

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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teary

  • adjective satellite with eyes full of tears
    teary-eyed; watery-eyed.

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penitential

  • adjective satellite showing or constituting penance
    penitentiary.
    • penitential tears
    • wrote a penitential letter apologizing for her hasty words

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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ashamed

  • adjective feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse
    • are you ashamed for having lied?
    • felt ashamed of my torn coat

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low-spirited

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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brokenhearted

  • adjective satellite full of sorrow
    heartbroken; heartsick.

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pathos

  • noun a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
    poignancy.
    • the film captured all the pathos of their situation
  • noun a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    pity; commiseration; ruth.
    • the blind are too often objects of pity

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mourning

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    bereavement.
  • noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    lamentation.

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misty

  • adjective satellite filled or abounding with fog or mist
    foggy; brumous; hazy.
    • a brumous October morning
  • adjective satellite wet with mist
    • the misty evening

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misty-eyed

  • adjective satellite having eyes blurred as with tears
    • sad and misty-eyed

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commiserate

  • verb to feel or express sympathy or compassion
    sympathize; sympathise.

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lament

  • noun a cry of sorrow and grief
    wail; lamentation; plaint.
    • their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward
  • noun a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
    dirge; coronach; threnody; requiem.

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depressed

  • adjective satellite lower than previously
    down.
    • the market is depressed
    • prices are down
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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grieve

  • verb feel grief
    sorrow.
  • verb cause to feel sorrow
    aggrieve.
    • his behavior grieves his mother

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tortured

  • adjective satellite experiencing intense pain especially mental pain
    anguished; tormented.
    • an anguished conscience
    • a small tormented schoolboy
    • a tortured witness to another's humiliation
  • verb torment emotionally or mentally
    torment; excruciate; torture; rack.

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spirited

  • adjective displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
  • verb infuse with spirit
    spirit up; spirit; inspirit.
    • The company spirited him up

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commiseration

  • noun a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    pity; ruth; pathos.
    • the blind are too often objects of pity
  • noun an expression of sympathy with another's grief
    condolence.
    • they sent their condolences

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sadness

  • noun emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
    unhappiness.
  • noun the state of being sad
    sorrow; sorrowfulness.
    • she tired of his perpetual sadness

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guilt

  • noun the state of having committed an offense
    guiltiness.
  • noun remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
    guilty conscience; guilt feelings; guilt trip.

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lugubriousness

  • noun the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness
    gloominess; sadness.

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retaliatory

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retributory; retributive; relatiative; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye

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expiate

  • verb make amends for
    atone; aby; abye.
    • expiate one's sins

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bittersweet

  • noun poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
    bittersweet nightshade; climbing nightshade; poisonous nightshade; woody nightshade; deadly nightshade; Solanum dulcamara.
  • noun twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
    climbing bittersweet; waxwork; shrubby bittersweet; false bittersweet; staff vine; Celastrus scandens; American bittersweet.

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bewail

  • verb regret strongly
    bemoan; deplore; lament.
    • I deplore this hostile action
    • we lamented the loss of benefits

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reparation

  • noun compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury
    • an act for which there is no reparation
  • noun (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors
    • Germany was unable to pay the reparations demanded after World War I

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woebegone

  • adjective satellite worn and broken down by hard use
    run-down; creaky; decrepit; derelict; flea-bitten.
    • a creaky shack
    • a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
    • a flea-bitten sofa
    • a run-down neighborhood
    • a woebegone old shack
  • adjective satellite affected by or full of grief or woe
    woeful.
    • his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier

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roman_catholic_church

  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Roman Catholic; Western Church; Roman Church; Church of Rome.

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compassionateness

  • noun a deep awareness of and sympathy for another's suffering
    compassion.

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sad

  • adjective experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
    • feeling sad because his dog had died
    • Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
  • adjective satellite of things that make you feel sad
    • sad news
    • she doesn't like sad movies
    • it was a very sad story
    • When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti

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atone

  • verb make amends for
    aby; expiate; abye.
    • expiate one's sins
  • verb turn away from sin or do penitence
    repent.

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snuffling

  • adjective satellite liable to sniffle
    sniffly; snuffly.
  • verb sniff or smell inquiringly
    snuff; snuffle.

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pitiable

  • adjective satellite inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiful; pathetic.
    • their efforts were pathetic
    • pitiable lack of character
    • pitiful exhibition of cowardice
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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propitiation

  • noun the act of placating and overcoming distrust and animosity
    placation; conciliation.
  • noun the act of atoning for sin or wrongdoing (especially appeasing a deity)
    expiation; atonement.

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retributive

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retributory; retaliatory; relatiative; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye
  • adjective satellite given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
    retributory; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice

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retributory

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retaliatory; retributive; relatiative; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye
  • adjective satellite given or inflicted in requital according to merits or deserts
    retributive; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice

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flagellate

  • noun a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
    mastigophoran; flagellate protozoan; flagellated protozoan; mastigophore.
  • verb whip
    scourge.
    • The religious fanatics flagellated themselves

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pensive

  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    broody; ruminative; pondering; brooding; contemplative; musing; meditative; reflective.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man
  • adjective satellite showing pensive sadness
    wistful.
    • the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty

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disconsolate

  • adjective sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled
    unconsolable; inconsolable.
    • inconsolable when her son died
  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; drear; dreary; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
    • 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

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penitent

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)
  • adjective feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
    repentant.

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condole_with

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; sympathize with; compassionate; feel for.

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tormented

  • adjective satellite experiencing intense pain especially mental pain
    anguished; tortured.
    • an anguished conscience
    • a small tormented schoolboy
    • a tortured witness to another's humiliation
  • verb torment emotionally or mentally
    torment; excruciate; torture; rack.

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self-reproach

  • noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    compunction; remorse.
  • noun the act of blaming yourself
    self-reproof.

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repent

  • verb turn away from sin or do penitence
    atone.
  • verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    regret; rue.

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trip

  • noun a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
    • he took a trip to the shopping center
  • noun a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
    • an acid trip

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heartbreak

  • noun intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
    grief; heartache; brokenheartedness.

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roman_catholic

  • noun a member of the Roman Catholic Church
  • noun the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
    Western Church; Roman Church; Roman Catholic Church; Church of Rome.

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woeful

  • adjective satellite affected by or full of grief or woe
    woebegone.
    • his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier
  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; deplorable; wretched.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment

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ruth

  • noun a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    pity; commiseration; pathos.
    • the blind are too often objects of pity
  • noun United States professional baseball player famous for hitting home runs (1895-1948)
    George Herman Ruth; Babe Ruth; Sultan of Swat.

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deplore

  • verb express strong disapproval of
    • We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners
  • verb regret strongly
    bemoan; bewail; lament.
    • I deplore this hostile action
    • we lamented the loss of benefits

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poor

  • noun people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group)
    poor people.
    • the urban poor need assistance
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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conscience

  • noun motivation deriving logically from ethical or moral principles that govern a person's thoughts and actions
    scruples; sense of right and wrong; moral sense.
  • noun conformity to one's own sense of right conduct
    • a person of unflagging conscience

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ruthful

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    rueful; remorseful; contrite.

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disgraced

  • adjective satellite suffering shame
    discredited; dishonored; shamed.
  • verb bring shame or dishonor upon
    disgrace; dishonour; dishonor; attaint; shame.
    • he dishonored his family by committing a serious crime

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lashing

  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flogging; whipping; tanning; flagellation.
  • noun rope that is used for fastening something to something else
    • the boats were held together by lashings

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sympathize

  • verb share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
    sympathise.
  • verb be understanding of
    understand; empathise; empathize; sympathise.
    • You don't need to explain--I understand!

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impenitent

  • adjective not penitent or remorseful
    unremorseful; unrepentant.
  • adjective satellite impervious to moral persuasion

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despondent

  • adjective satellite without or almost without hope
    heartsick.
    • despondent about his failure
    • too heartsick to fight back

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contrition

  • noun sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
    attrition; contriteness.

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heartbroken

  • adjective satellite full of sorrow
    brokenhearted; heartsick.

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brooding

  • noun sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
    incubation.
  • noun persistent morbid meditation on a problem
    pensiveness.

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discredited

  • adjective satellite being unjustly brought into disrepute
    damaged.
    • a discredited politician
    • her damaged reputation
  • verb cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
    discredit.
    • The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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wistful

  • adjective satellite showing pensive sadness
    pensive.
    • the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty

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poignancy

  • noun a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
    poignance.
    • a moment of extraordinary poignancy
  • noun a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
    pathos.
    • the film captured all the pathos of their situation

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guilt_trip

  • noun remorse caused by feeling responsible for some offense
    guilty conscience; guilt; guilt feelings.

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weeper

  • noun a person who weeps
    crier.
  • noun a hired mourner

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relatiative

  • adjective satellite of or relating to or having the nature of retribution
    retributory; retaliatory; retributive; vindicatory.
    • retributive justice demands an eye for an eye

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expiatory

  • adjective having power to atone for or offered by way of expiation or propitiation
    expiative; propitiatory.
    • expiatory (or propitiatory) sacrifice

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penitentiary

  • noun a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
    pen.
  • adjective satellite used for punishment or reform of criminals or wrongdoers
    • penitentiary institutions

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depressing

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    cheerless; uncheerful.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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liquid

  • noun a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
    liquid state; liquidness; liquidity.

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scourge

  • noun a whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)
    flagellum.
  • noun something causing misery or death
    bane; nemesis; curse.
    • the bane of my life

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lamenter

  • noun a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
    sorrower; griever; mourner.

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downcast

  • noun a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
  • adjective satellite directed downward
    • a downcast glance

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suffering

  • noun a state of acute pain
    excruciation; agony.
  • noun misery resulting from affliction
    woe.

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humiliated

  • adjective satellite subdued or brought low in condition or status
    low; broken; humbled; crushed.
    • brought low
    • a broken man
    • his broken spirit
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humble; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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punitory

  • adjective inflicting punishment
    punitive.
    • punitive justice
    • punitive damages

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contritely

  • adverb in a rueful manner
    ruefully; remorsefully.
    • `I made a big mistake,' he said ruefully

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amends

  • noun a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
    indemnification; redress; damages; indemnity; restitution.
  • noun something done or paid in expiation of a wrong
    reparation.
    • how can I make amends

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commiserative

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing sympathy
    • made commiserative clicking sounds with his tongue"- Kenneth Roberts

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stricken

  • adjective satellite grievously affected especially by disease
    afflicted.
  • adjective satellite (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming
    struck; smitten.
    • conscience-smitten
    • awe-struck

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snuffly

  • adjective satellite liable to sniffle
    snuffling; sniffly.

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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bereaved

  • noun a person who has suffered the death of someone they loved
    bereaved person.
    • the bereaved do not always need to be taken care of
  • verb deprive through death
    bereave.

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