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Sorrow (emotion)

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Sorrow, drawing by Vincent van Gogh, 1882

Sorrow is an emotion of sadness. Sorrow worse than sadness because it can last longer.[1] At the same time sorrow has someone admit that they have lost something.[2] It is a normal reaction to something that makes a person mad or when they went through something tragic.[3]


  1. Anna Wierzbicka, Emotions across Languages and Cultures (1999) p. 66
  2. Wierzbicka, p. 66
  3. Beatrice Edgell (1929). "Sentiments, Character, Free Will". Ethical Problems. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd. pp. 73.