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sad·ness

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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

Editors Contribution

  1. melancholynoun

    Submitted by Lucifee_97 on May 27, 2022  

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. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    You shouldn't loose your self-esteem. I mean, you've got to appreciate and value the stuff you are made of i.e. do have confidence in your own worth or abilities. For, loss of the sense of self-esteem causes depression, hopelessness, illness, anxiety, anger, sadness and a host of other negative emotions. Thus, dare to have high self-esteem and never low self-esteem. ~Emeasoba George

  2. Barb Dunn:

    My first reaction is fear. Then sadness, i just heard a similar statistic about prom night being a very dangerous time. ... I think we have to take the time to to talk to our children and remind them of the risks and talk about how to minimize them.

  3. Billy Kreutzmann -LRB- drums -RRB-:

    Jerry was way more than just a musician, he was a total humanitarian. I do miss him. But it's not in sadness that I miss him. I miss his energy. I miss his love of life. I miss the way that he communicated with people very succinctly, very clearly. And his musicianship goes without saying. It was incredible.

  4. Carl Gustav Jung:

    There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

  5. Walter Cronkite:

    The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good.


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