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English adjective: sad

1. sad experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

SamplesFeeling sad because his dog had died.
Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad.

Similarbittersweet, doleful, heavyhearted, melancholic, melancholy, mournful, pensive, tragic, tragical, tragicomic, tragicomical, wistful


2. sad of things that make you feel sad

SamplesSad news.
She doesn't like sad movies.
It was a very sad story.
When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me.



3. sad bad; unfortunate

SamplesMy finances were in a deplorable state.
A lamentable decision.
Her clothes were in sad shape.
A sorry state of affairs.

Synonymsdeplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sorry



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