Definition of Saddening

1. Verb. (present participle of sadden) ¹



2. Adjective. Causing sadness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saddening

1. sadden [v] - See also: sadden

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saddening

sad case
sad sack
sad sacks
sad to say
sadanagaite
sadcase
sadcases
sadcore
sadded
sadden
saddened
saddening (current term)
saddens
sadder
saddest
saddhu
saddhus
sadding
saddish
saddle
saddle-backed
saddle-bag
saddle-bags
saddle-billed stork
saddle-billed storks
saddle-bow

Literary usage of Saddening

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1865)
"Perhaps there is something saddening in the view given in such a work of the great prevalence of medical errors. But it is a satisfaction at least to know ..."

2. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"That may be stimulating, elevating, or saddening ; but it is a question of art, not of science ; of giving the concentrated personal essence of the mind, ..."

3. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"... giving breath Soothing or saddening such Of praise or blame to death, 30 As loved the living much. Therefore with yearnings vain And fond I still would ..."

4. Fanny Burney and Her Friends: Select Passages from Her Diary and Other Writings by Fanny Burney, Leonard Benton Seeley (1892)
"... for her Son—Landing in England—Arrival at Chelsea—saddening Change in Dr. Burney—Alexander d'Arblay at Cambridge—Publication of the ' Wanderer'—Death of ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1865)
"Perhaps there is something saddening in the view given in such a work of the great prevalence of medical errors. But it is a satisfaction at least to know ..."

6. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"That may be stimulating, elevating, or saddening ; but it is a question of art, not of science ; of giving the concentrated personal essence of the mind, ..."

7. The Chief American Poets: Selected Poems by Bryant, Poe, Emerson, Longfellow by Curtis Hidden Page (1905)
"... giving breath Soothing or saddening such Of praise or blame to death, 30 As loved the living much. Therefore with yearnings vain And fond I still would ..."

8. Fanny Burney and Her Friends: Select Passages from Her Diary and Other Writings by Fanny Burney, Leonard Benton Seeley (1892)
"... for her Son—Landing in England—Arrival at Chelsea—saddening Change in Dr. Burney—Alexander d'Arblay at Cambridge—Publication of the ' Wanderer'—Death of ..."

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