Definition of Sad in English :

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Sad meaning in English

Meaning of Sad in English

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1. sad

experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

Example Sentences:
'feeling sad because his dog had died'
'Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad'

2. sad

of things that make you feel sad

Example Sentences:
'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'

3. deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry

bad; unfortunate

Example Sentences:
'my finances were in a deplorable state'
'a lamentable decision'
'her clothes were in sad shape'
'a sorry state of affairs'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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adjectiveWord forms: sadder or saddest
feeling sorrow; unhappy
causing, suggestive, or expressive of such feelings
a sad story
unfortunate; unsatisfactory; shabby; deplorable
her clothes were in a sad state
4. British informal
ludicrously contemptible; pathetic
he's a sad, boring little wimp
(of pastry, cakes, etc) not having risen fully; heavy
(of a colour) lacking brightness; dull or dark
7. archaic
serious; grave
8. New Zealand
to express sadness or displeasure strongly
abbreviation for
seasonal affective disorder

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see synonyms of sad
seasonal affective disorder
adjectiveWord forms: ˈsadder or ˈsaddest
having, expressing, or showing low spirits or sorrow; unhappy; mournful; sorrowful
causing or characterized by dejection, melancholy, or sorrow
dark or dull in color; drab
4.  Informal
very bad; deplorable
5.  Dialectal
heavy or soggy
a sad cake

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of sad
seasonal affective disorder
adj. sad·der, sad·dest
1. Showing, expressing, or feeling sorrow or unhappiness: a sad face.
2. Causing sorrow or gloom; depressing: a sad movie; sad news.
3. Deplorable or inadequate; sorry: a sad state of affairs; a sad excuse.
4. Dark-hued; somber.

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