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Synonyms for sad

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  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 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

    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 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. 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 Synonymes

  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. Jenn Oxborrow:

    We're a state that has such a high rate of teen suicide and so many issues in regards to gender identity can cause depression for teenagers. I was really sad once I thought about it.

  2. Chris Feudtner:

    I felt sad, viewed in its entirety, this did not go well for anybody who was involved.

  3. Richard Ruggieri:

    It’s sad. It’s disheartening, this person has a story to tell. First, we need to figure out who it is to tell the story.

  4. Kelly Roccabello:

    I think we’re just sad about it, but no hard feelings.

  5. Gisele Bundchen:

    When someone Gisele Bndchen love is happy, it makes Gisele Bndchen happy, or if they’re sad it makes Gisele Bndchen sad.

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