What are some opposite words for sad?

Antonyms for sad
sædsad

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  1. sadadjective

    Antonyms:
    upbeat, cheerful, gleeful, happy, decent

  2. sadadjective

    soggy (to refer to pastries).

    Antonyms:
    gleeful, decent, happy, cheerful, upbeat

    Synonyms:
    lamentable, pitiful, sorry

  3. sadadjective

    Synonyms:
    uncomfortable, discomforted, distressed, unhappy

  4. sadadjective

    Synonyms:
    glum, down in the dumps, melancholy, depressed

  5. sadadjective

    Synonyms:
    touching, poignant

  6. sadadjective

    Sated, having had one's fill; satisfied, weary.

    Antonyms:
    cheerful, happy, decent, gleeful, upbeat

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, sorry, lamentable

  7. sadadjective

    Steadfast, valiant.

    Antonyms:
    decent, cheerful, happy, upbeat, gleeful

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, lamentable, sorry

  8. sadadjective

    Dignified, serious, grave.

    Antonyms:
    decent, cheerful, happy, gleeful, upbeat

    Synonyms:
    sorry, pitiful, lamentable

  9. sadadjective

    Of colours: dark, deep; later, sombre, dull.

    Antonyms:
    decent, upbeat, happy, gleeful, cheerful

    Synonyms:
    lamentable, sorry, pitiful

  10. sadadjective

    Feeling sorrow; sorrowful, mournful.

    She gets sad when he's away.

    Antonyms:
    upbeat, cheerful, happy, decent, gleeful

    Synonyms:
    lamentable, pitiful, sorry

  11. sadadjective

    Appearing sorrowful.

    The puppy had a sad little face.

    Antonyms:
    happy, gleeful, upbeat, decent, cheerful

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, sorry, lamentable

  12. sadadjective

    Causing sorrow; lamentable.

    It's a sad fact that most rapes go unreported.

    Antonyms:
    gleeful, decent, upbeat, cheerful, happy

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, sorry, lamentable

  13. sadadjective

    Poor in quality, bad; shameful, deplorable; later, regrettable, poor.

    Antonyms:
    decent, gleeful, upbeat, cheerful, happy

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, lamentable, sorry

  14. sadadjective

    Unfashionable; socially inadequate or undesirable.

    I can't believe you use drugs; you're so sad!

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, lamentable, sorry

    Antonyms:
    decent, happy, gleeful, cheerful, upbeat

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sadadjective

    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

    Antonyms:
    glad, joyful, good, gladsome

    Synonyms:
    deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, distressing, sorry

  2. sadadjective

    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

    Antonyms:
    joyful, gladsome, glad, good

    Synonyms:
    deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, distressing, sorry

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

    bad; unfortunate

    "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"

    Antonyms:
    joyful, gladsome, good, glad

    Synonyms:
    regretful, deplorable, hapless, no-account, reprehensible, woeful, dismal, troubling, execrable, dingy, disconsolate, perturbing, no-count, good-for-nothing, miserable, worrying, criminal, no-good, vicious, disturbing, dark, grim, piteous, condemnable, lamentable, worrisome, misfortunate, pitiable, distressing, bad, poor, pathetic, wretched, sorry, pitiful, gloomy, drab, distressful, dreary, drear, good-for-naught, blue, meritless

Editors Contribution

  1. excited

    Submitted by anonymous on June 18, 2020  
  2. happy

    Submitted by anonymous on January 22, 2020  
  3. happy

    it's the opposite emotion.

    Submitted by karitanesenior on June 13, 2022  

How to use sad in a sentence?

  1. Kim Min-woo:

    There was a lot of pressure for me to win, and I'm a little bit sad that I wasn't able to meet my expectation, i also want to say sorry to the Korean people who rooted for us.

  2. Brian Ellison:

    There’s two big pieces that you feel when you see something like that, you’re sad, and you’re mad. There's not a lot that you can do about either one of them. So I came home and put another flag up.

  3. Denise Bentley:

    There's this heaviness in the community, a heavy feeling of' this is just the way it is ; we're overlooked, this is my lot, this is the rest of my life'... it's sad.

  4. Janvier Chouteu-Chando:

    There are times in life when we need to allow a sad memory to run its course.”

  5. Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb:

    The sad thing is, 98 percent is concluded, i don't know how sticky it is.

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#35283exhilarating
#85177blithe
#91692gleeful
#142908exhilarated

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