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Synonyms for sad
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sad(adj)

    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

    Synonyms:
    deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, distressing, sorry

    Antonyms:
    glad, joyful, good, gladsome

  2. sad(adj)

    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

    Synonyms:
    deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, distressing, sorry

    Antonyms:
    joyful, gladsome, glad, good

  3. deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry(adj)

    bad; unfortunate

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

    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

    Antonyms:
    joyful, gladsome, good, glad

Wiktionary

  1. sad(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    upbeat, cheerful, gleeful, happy, decent

  2. sad(adjective)

    soggy (to refer to pastries).

    Synonyms:
    lamentable, pitiful, sorry

    Antonyms:
    gleeful, decent, happy, cheerful, upbeat

  3. sad(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    uncomfortable, discomforted, distressed, unhappy

  4. sad(adjective)

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

  5. sad(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    touching, poignant

  6. sad(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, sorry, lamentable

    Antonyms:
    cheerful, happy, decent, gleeful, upbeat

  7. sad(adjective)

    Steadfast, valiant.

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, lamentable, sorry

    Antonyms:
    decent, cheerful, happy, upbeat, gleeful

  8. sad(adjective)

    Dignified, serious, grave.

    Synonyms:
    sorry, pitiful, lamentable

    Antonyms:
    decent, cheerful, happy, gleeful, upbeat

  9. sad(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    lamentable, sorry, pitiful

    Antonyms:
    decent, upbeat, happy, gleeful, cheerful

  10. sad(adjective)

    Feeling sorrow; sorrowful, mournful.

    She gets sad when he's away.

    Synonyms:
    lamentable, pitiful, sorry

    Antonyms:
    upbeat, cheerful, happy, decent, gleeful

  11. sad(adjective)

    Appearing sorrowful.

    The puppy had a sad little face.

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, sorry, lamentable

    Antonyms:
    happy, gleeful, upbeat, decent, cheerful

  12. sad(adjective)

    Causing sorrow; lamentable.

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

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, sorry, lamentable

    Antonyms:
    gleeful, decent, upbeat, cheerful, happy

  13. sad(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    pitiful, lamentable, sorry

    Antonyms:
    decent, gleeful, upbeat, cheerful, happy

  14. sad(adjective)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sad

    Synonyms:
    heavy, grave, dull, sorrowful, woe-begone, calamitous, dismal, doleful, mournful, gloomy, dejected, depressed, cheerless, serious, downcast, grievous, melancholy, saturnine

    Antonyms:
    light, light-hearted, cheerful, joyful, joyous, gay, glad, exhilarating, exhilarated, happy, blithe

Editors Contribution

  1. melancholy

    a feeling of sorrow; normally with no cause

    "for some reason he felt melancholy when she woke up"

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  
  2. grinch

    not happy

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sad(a.)

    Synonyms:
    sorrowful, desponding, depressed, downcast, melancholy, cheerless, disconsolate, crest-fallen, chap-fallen, cast down

  2. sad(a.)

    Synonyms:
    gloomy, dismal, doleful, mournful, lugubrious, grievous, woebegone

  3. sad(a.)

    Synonyms:
    grievous, afflictive, calamitous, disastrous, dire, deplorable

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How to use sad in a sentence?

  1. Cayce Kerr:

    I was with Fuzzy in the aftermath and I witnessed what the fans did to him, it could almost bring tears to your eyes, how hard they came down on him. It was sad.

  2. Kareem DaSilva:

    He was always at other people's events. He was always shooting music videos, it makes me a little bit sad that we weren't able to see all that he could have done.

  3. Jack Mydlo:

    The sad thing is that patients are usually embarrassed to go to the doctor or the emergency room.

  4. Friend Jaylin Posey:

    It was good to know he was willing to protect others, but then it was sad he had to give up his own life for it.

  5. Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell:

    It's very difficult, no matter how many investigations you conduct, seeing young children and an entire family wiped out is a very, very sad thing.


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