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Synonyms for sad

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Wiktionary3.7 / 7 votes

  1. sadadjective

    upbeat, cheerful, gleeful, happy, decent

  2. sadadjective

    soggy (to refer to pastries).

    lamentable, pitiful, sorry

    gleeful, decent, happy, cheerful, upbeat

  3. sadadjective

    uncomfortable, discomforted, distressed, unhappy

  4. sadadjective

    glum, down in the dumps, melancholy, depressed

  5. sadadjective

    touching, poignant

  6. sadadjective

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

    pitiful, sorry, lamentable

    cheerful, happy, decent, gleeful, upbeat

  7. sadadjective

    Steadfast, valiant.

    pitiful, lamentable, sorry

    decent, cheerful, happy, upbeat, gleeful

  8. sadadjective

    Dignified, serious, grave.

    sorry, pitiful, lamentable

    decent, cheerful, happy, gleeful, upbeat

  9. sadadjective

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

    lamentable, sorry, pitiful

    decent, upbeat, happy, gleeful, cheerful

  10. sadadjective

    Feeling sorrow; sorrowful, mournful.

    She gets sad when he's away.

    lamentable, pitiful, sorry

    upbeat, cheerful, happy, decent, gleeful

  11. sadadjective

    Appearing sorrowful.

    The puppy had a sad little face.

    pitiful, sorry, lamentable

    happy, gleeful, upbeat, decent, cheerful

  12. sadadjective

    Causing sorrow; lamentable.

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

    pitiful, sorry, lamentable

    gleeful, decent, upbeat, cheerful, happy

  13. sadadjective

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

    pitiful, lamentable, sorry

    decent, gleeful, upbeat, cheerful, happy

  14. sadadjective

    Unfashionable; socially inadequate or undesirable.

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

    pitiful, lamentable, sorry

    decent, happy, gleeful, cheerful, upbeat

Princeton's WordNet3.2 / 6 votes

  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

    deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, distressing, sorry

    glad, joyful, good, gladsome

  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

    deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, distressing, sorry

    joyful, gladsome, glad, good

  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"

    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

    joyful, gladsome, good, glad

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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  
  3. subaerialverb

    being subaerial makes me sad so the similarities is present for those with similar interests in the word subaerial.

    i am sad\subaerial

    Submitted by anonymous on May 24, 2022  
  4. sulked

    not happy or disappointed

    Submitted by anonymous on May 5, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. sadadjective

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

  2. sadadjective

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

  3. sadadjective

    grievous, afflictive, calamitous, disastrous, dire, deplorable

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How to use sad in a sentence?

  1. Tom Porto:

    She’s awake, which is a huge development. She likely has permanent brain damage that she will endure for the rest of her life. She’s not walking –it’s a sad, sad, sad story.

  2. Chloe Kim:

    I am sad that my family isn't here. I'm sad that my friends aren't here. I'm sad that it's not the same exact experience due to Covid. However, I'm so grateful that we even were able to do this and come here and represent our countries. That's the most important part.

  3. Lang Leav:

    I don’t think all writers are sad,” she said. “I think it’s the other way around - all sad people write.”

  4. Anne Frank:

    Is discord going to show itself while we are still fighting, is the Jew once again worth less than another? Oh, it is sad, very sad, that once more, for the umpteenth time, the old truth is confirmed: What one Christian does is his own responsibility, what one Jew does is thrown back at all Jews.

  5. Courtney Baker:

    From that first visit, we dreaded our appointments. The most difficult time in my life was made nearly unbearable because you never told me the truth. My child was perfect, i’m not angry. I’m not bitter. I’m just really sad. I’m sad the tiny beating hearts you see every day don’t fill you with a perpetual awe. I’m sad the intricate details and the miracle of those sweet little fingers and toes, lungs and eyes and ears don’t always give you pause. I’m said you were so wrong to say a baby with Down syndrome would decrease our quality of life. And I’m heartbroken you might have said that to a mommy even today. But I’m mostly sad you’ll never have the privilege of knowing my daughter, Emersyn.

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