Definition of Sad

1. Adjective. Experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness. "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"

2. Adjective. Of things that make you feel sad. "When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"
Similar to: Sorrowful
Derivative terms: Sadness

3. Adjective. Bad; unfortunate. "A sorry state of affairs"
Exact synonyms: Deplorable, Distressing, Lamentable, Pitiful, Sorry
Similar to: Bad
Derivative terms: Lament, Sadness, Sorriness

Definition of Sad

1. a. Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.

2. v. t. To make sorrowful; to sadden.

Definition of Sad

1. Acronym. (medicine) seasonal affective disorder ¹

2. Acronym. standard American diet ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) Sated, having had one's fill; satisfied, weary. ¹

4. Adjective. (obsolete) Steadfast, valiant. ¹

5. Adjective. (obsolete) Dignified, serious, grave. ¹

6. Adjective. Of colours: dark, deep; later, sombre, dull. ¹

7. Adjective. Feeling sorrow; sorrowful, mournful. ¹

8. Adjective. Appearing sorrowful. ¹

9. Adjective. Causing sorrow; lamentable. ¹

10. Adjective. Poor in quality, bad; shameful, deplorable; later, regrettable, poor. ¹

11. Adjective. (slang) Unfashionable; socially inadequate or undesirable. ¹

12. Adjective. (dialect) soggy (to refer to pastries). ¹

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Definition of Sad

1. unhappy [adj SADDER, SADDEST] - See also: unhappy

Medical Definition of Sad

1. 1. Sated; satisfied; weary; tired. "Yet of that art they can not waxen sad, For unto them it is a bitter sweet." (Chaucer) 2. Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard. "His hand, more sad than lump of lead." (Spenser) "Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad." (Mortimer) 3. Dull; grave; dark; somber; said of colours. "Sad-coloured clothes." "Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colours." (Mortimer) 4. Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous. "Ripe and sad courage." "Which treaty was wisely handled by sad and discrete counsel of both parties." (Ld. Berners) 5. Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful. "First were we sad, fearing you would not come; Now sadder, that you come so unprovided." (Shak) "The angelic guards ascended, mute and sad." (Milton) 6. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune. 7. Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked. "Sad tipsy fellows, both of them." Sad is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sad-coloured, sad-eyed, sad-hearted, sad-looking, and the like. Sad bread, heavy bread. Synonym: Sorrowful, mournful, gloomy, dejected, depressed, cheerless, downcast, sedate, serious, grave, grievous, afflictive, calamitous. Origin: OE. Sad sated, tired, satisfied, firm, steadfast, AS. Saed satisfied, sated; akin to D. Zat, OS. Sad, G. Tt, OHG. Sat, sar, saddr, Goth. Saps, Lith. Sotus, L. Sat, satis, enough, satur sated, Gr. To satiate enough. Cf. Assets, Sate, Satiate, Satisfy Satire. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sad

sacrosciatic notch
sacrospinous ligament
sacrotransverse position
sacrotuberous ligament
sacrouterine fold
sacrovesical fold
sad (current term)
sad case
sad sack
sad sacks
sad to say

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