Definition of "saddening" [saddening]

  • Present participle of sadden. (verb)
  • Causing sadness. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "saddening" in a sentence
  • "But it must be said that all this came better and more happily in a fruitful and lonely island, where nothing presented itself to me save smiling pictures, where nothing recalled saddening memories, where the fellowship of the few dwellers there was gentle and obliging, without being exciting enough to busy me incessantly, where, in short, I was free to surrender myself all day long to the promptings of my taste or to the most luxurious indolence ...."
  • "Another workers 'leader, Paul Okolo of Civil Service Union, said the price hike was "saddening" and urged the government to reverse it."
  • "_ Iron is usually employed as a "saddening" agent, i.e. the cotton after dyeing is steeped in a cold solution of the mordant."