Definition of "sadness" []

  • Feeling sorrow; unhappy (adjective)
  • 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)
  • The state or emotion of being sad. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

  • An event in one's life that causes sadness. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "sadness" in a sentence
  • "For who would willingly speak on these subjects, if as often as we used the term sadness or fear, we should thereby be compelled to be sad or fearful?"
  • "Sure this dusty road has been walked before, but the band are pretty savvy wallowers: They understand their sadness is an American institution and that part of the tragedy of their roots revival is that this heartbreaking music needs to be revived at all."
  • "You wouldn't think of the phrase "bent-backed" or the word "sadness" were you to see the current exhibition at The de Young Museum in San Francisco titled The Masters of Venice."