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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

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  
  3. sulked

    not happy or disappointed

    Submitted by anonymous on May 5, 2021  

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How to use sad in a sentence?

  1. Muhammad Syahidd:

    It's sad because some of my friends - the staff nurses, some of the senior doctors - they don't come from KL itself, usually, they would go back (to their hometowns) to spend time with their families, and they're not getting the chance to do that. So yeah, it brings a sad mood to the working area.

  2. Shameka Fulston , left:

    I'm sort of sad this walk is over, if I kept walking, I could have a new house by the end of the year!

  3. Adante Pointer:

    It's a sad day for the Nietos, but a much worse day for the San Francisco community, essentially you have a precedent being set that officers have the green light to fire 59 bullets in a public park at a man who posed no threat to them or anyone else.

  4. Ellen DeGeneres:

    Ellen DeGeneres from Ellen DeGeneres daytime talk show in 2006. Kathy Griffin explained Kathy Griffin wished there was more of a comradery between female comics. My issue with Ellen DeGeneres is simple, you know, the guys in comedy are so good about sticking together. I feel sad that women don't support each other the way the guys do. Joan [ Rivers ] and I would talk about this all the time. Patriarchy pits us against each other.

  5. Thomas Cook chief executive:

    This marks a deeply sad day for the company which pioneered package holidays and made travel possible for millions of people around the world.

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