Definition of Sadness

1. Noun. Emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being.


2. Noun. The state of being sad. "She tired of his perpetual sadness"
Exact synonyms: Sorrow, Sorrowfulness
Generic synonyms: Unhappiness
Specialized synonyms: Bereavement, Mourning, Poignance, Poignancy
Derivative terms: Sad, Sorrow, Sorrowful

3. Noun. The quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness.
Exact synonyms: Gloominess, Lugubriousness
Generic synonyms: Uncheerfulness
Derivative terms: Gloomy, Gloomy, Lugubrious, Sad, Sad

Definition of Sadness

1. n. Heaviness; firmness.

Definition of Sadness

1. Noun. The state or emotion of being sad. ¹

2. Noun. An event in one's life that causes sadness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sadness

1. the state of being sad [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sadness

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sadhus
sadi
sadic
sadiron
sadirons
sadis
sadism
sadisms
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sadistic
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sadists
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sadly
sadness (current term)
sadnesses
sado
sadomasochism
sadomasochisms
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sadomasochistic relationship
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sados
sadr
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sadsters

Literary usage of Sadness

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1. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (1917)
"OF BLISS AND MANY HOURS OF sadness The next day was gloomy enough at Blooms-End. Yeobright remained in his study, sitting over the open books; ..."

2. Sermons by Hugh Blair (1822)
"To assert that sorrow is preferable to mirth, and the house of mourning to the house of feasting; to advise men to choose mortification and sadness when ..."

3. The Poets and Poetry of America: With an Historical Introduction by Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1842)
"WE PARTED IN sadness. WE parted in sadness, but spoke not of parting; We talk'd not of hopes that we both must resign, I saw not her eyes, ..."

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