- experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss
"a sorrowful tale of death and despair"
- She looks sorrowful and forlorn.
- In hard times, in sorrowful times, let's try doing something for other people.
- My eyes are filled with tears when I think about our beloved elderly, who dedicated their whole lives to their children, and now find themselves alone and sorrowful in an empty nest.