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Definition of "sad" []

  • Affected or characterized by sorrow or unhappiness. (adjective)
  • Expressive of sorrow or unhappiness. (adjective)
  • Causing sorrow or gloom; depressing: a sad movie; sad news. (adjective)
  • Deplorable; sorry: a sad state of affairs; a sad excuse. (adjective)
  • Dark-hued; somber. (adjective)
  • Feeling sorrow; unhappy (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Causing, suggestive, or expressive of such feelings (adjective)
  • Unfortunate; unsatisfactory; shabby; deplorable (adjective)
  • Ludicrously contemptible; pathetic (adjective)
  • (of pastry, cakes, etc) not having risen fully; heavy (adjective)
  • (of a colour) lacking brightness; dull or dark (adjective)
  • Serious; grave (adjective)
  • To express sadness or displeasure strongly (verb)

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Use "sad" in a sentence
  • "My poor kitteh, known as William, Sir William of Lounge, Sir Lounge-a-lot, etc., has crwn too. *sad* *sad* He catches his booteefuls looooong tail in bafrum door and well, it not so loooooong now. *sad* *sad* We is sad kittehs tonite."
  • "We know the once sad spirit now, no longer _sad_, the _radiant_ Genius of Humanity."
  • "You will think this letter a very sad one, but _I feel sad_ ...."