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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)

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.

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_ ...."