Definition of Sob

1. Noun. A dyspneic condition.

Exact synonyms: Breathlessness, Shortness Of Breath
Generic synonyms: Dyspnea, Dyspnoea
Derivative terms: Breathless, Breathless



2. Verb. Weep convulsively. "He was sobbing inconsolably"
Generic synonyms: Cry, Weep
Derivative terms: Sobbing

3. Noun. Insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous.

4. Noun. Convulsive gasp made while weeping.
Exact synonyms: Sobbing
Generic synonyms: Crying, Tears, Weeping

Definition of Sob

1. v. t. To soak.

2. v. i. To sigh with a sudden heaving of the breast, or with a kind of convulsive motion; to sigh with tears, and with a convulsive drawing in of the breath.

3. n. The act of sobbing; a convulsive sigh, or inspiration of the breath, as in sorrow.

Definition of Sob

1. Noun. (context: coarse slang) son of a bitch ¹

2. Noun. shortness of breath ¹

3. Adjective. sentimental or melancholy to a great degree (one degree further being "sobby"); almost but not quite schmaltzy. ¹

4. Adjective. (informal) sad, depressing. ¹

5. Noun. a cry with a short, sudden expulsion of breath. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) to weep with convulsive gasps. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) to say (something) while sobbing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sob

1. to cry with a convulsive catching of the breath [v SOBBED, SOBBING, SOBS]

Medical Definition of Sob

1. 1. The act of sobbing; a convulsive sigh, or inspiration of the breath, as in sorrow. "Break, heart, or choke with sobs my hated breath." (Dryden) 2. Any sorrowful cry or sound. "The tremulous sob of the complaining owl." (Wordsworth) To sigh with a sudden heaving of the breast, or with a kind of convulsive motion; to sigh with tears, and with a convulsive drawing in of the breath. "Sobbing is the same thing [as sighing], stronger." (Bacon) "She sighed, she sobbed, and, furious with despair. She rent her garments, and she tore her hair." (Dryden) Origin: OE. Sobben; akin to AS. Seofian, siofian, to complain, bewail, seofung, siofung, sobbing, lamentation; cf. OHG. Sfton, sftn, to sigh, MHG. Siuften, siufzen, G. Seufzen, MHG. Sft a sigh, properly, a drawing in of breath, from sfen to drink, OHG. Sfan. Cf. Sup. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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