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Wiktionary

  1. sadnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    misfortune, forlornness, melancholy, woe

  2. sadnessnoun

    The state or emotion of being sad.

    Synonyms:
    melancholy, misfortune, woe, forlornness

  3. sadnessnoun

    An event in one's life that causes sadness.

    She has experienced many sadnesses in her forty years.

    Synonyms:
    forlornness, misfortune, woe, melancholy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sadness

    Grief is acute mental pain resulting from loss, misfortune, or deep disappointment. Grief is more acute and less enduring than sorrow. Sorrow and grief are for definite cause; sadness and melancholy may arise from a vague sense of want or loss, from a low state of health, or other ill-defined cause; sadness may be momentary; melancholy is more enduring, and may become chronic. Affliction expresses a deep heart-sorrow and is applied also to the misfortune producing such sorrow; mourning most frequently denotes sorrow publicly expressed, or the public expression of such sorrow as may reasonably be expected; as, it is common to observe thirty days of mourning on the death of an officer of state.

    See synonyms for HAPPINESS.

    Synonyms:
    affliction, distress, grief, melancholy, mourning, regret, sorrow, tribulation, trouble, wo

    Preposition:
    Grief at a loss; for a friend.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sadness, unhappinessnoun

    emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

    Synonyms:
    lugubriousness, sorrow, gloominess, unhappiness, sorrowfulness

    Antonyms:
    happiness

  2. sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulnessnoun

    the state of being sad

    "she tired of his perpetual sadness"

    Synonyms:
    regret, unhappiness, ruefulness, grief, sorrow, gloominess, mournfulness, lugubriousness, sorrowfulness, rue, ruthfulness

    Antonyms:
    happiness

  3. gloominess, lugubriousness, sadnessnoun

    the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness

    Synonyms:
    sombreness, gloom, lugubriousness, glumness, sorrow, gloominess, somberness, unhappiness, sorrowfulness

    Antonyms:
    happiness

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sadnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    sorrow, despondency, MELANCHOLY, depression, dejection, sorrowfulness, depression of spirits

  2. sadnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    gloominess, mournfulness, dolefulness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sadnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    melancholy, pathos, sorrow, gravity, soberness, seriousness

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How to use sadness in a sentence?

  1. Richard Nixon:

    True greatness comes not when things go always good for you; but true greatness comes when you are really tested, when you have taken some knocks, faced some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be atop the highest mountain.

  2. Dominic Wilkinson:

    Sometimes, the sad fact is that parents do not know what is best for their child, they are led by their grief and their sadness, their understandable desire to hold on to their child, to request treatment that will not and can not help.

  3. Lee Bergerman:

    It is with tremendous sadness that I share with you that we lost Cst. Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the force, two children have lost their mother and a husband his wife. Parents lost their daughter and countless others lost an incredible friend and colleague.

  4. Sebastian Kurz:

    The opposition always had the goal to get rid of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. And today, they succeeded, i ask you to recognize this decision, it's a democratic decision and there is no room for anger, sadness or hatred.

  5. Chriss Teigen:

    Late one night, I was told it would be time to let go in the morning. I cried a little at first, then went into full blown convulsions of snot and tears, my breath not able to catch up with my own incredibly deep sadness. Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again. Oxygen was placed over my nose and mouth, and that was the first picture you saw. Utter and complete sadness.

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