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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

How to pronounce sad?

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How to use sad in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    You may believe whatever you want; but the most important thing is to update you belief with the truth, with the science! Your dearest belief might be the biggest buncombe ever! Don’t be sad! Continue your road with the new truth! Everything changes!

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    It's sad that, three weeks before the Iowa caucus and a year after that private conversation, staff who weren't in the room are lying about what happened. What I did say that night was that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponize whatever Donald Trump could, do I believe a woman can win in 2020 ? Of course ! After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes in 2016.

  3. Kim Burch:

    We had no idea, unfortunately, until Nolan passed, that there had been so many problems, it's sad. It's really sad. If we had known this was going on, we would have never let him join this fraternity.

  4. Stephen Full:

    Its very sad and we miss him dearly. If what my brother and I can do at a Chic-Fil-A can save at least one life from all the sharing on the Internet, then we have done our job.

  5. Bulent Arinc:

    What I am sad about is that we are very good on development, but are we so good on justice? we have made very nice palaces but we have to work hard to increase confidence in justice and the judiciary.


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