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Definition 1: experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(sad is similar to ...) tinged with sadness

"a movie with a bittersweet ending"

(sad is similar to ...) filled with or evoking sadness

"the child's doleful expression" "stared with mournful eyes" "mournful news"

(sad is similar to ...) depressed

(sad is similar to ...) characterized by or causing or expressing sadness

"growing more melancholy every hour" "her melancholic smile" "we acquainted him with the melancholy truth"

(sad is similar to ...) showing pensive sadness

"the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty"

(sad is similar to ...) very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction

"a tragic face" "a tragic plight" "a tragic accident"

(sad is similar to ...) manifesting both tragic and comic aspects

"the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"

Definition 2: bad; unfortunate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my finances were in a deplorable state
  • a lamentable decision
  • her clothes were in sad shape
  • a sorry state of affairs

Synonyms for sad in the sense of this definition

(sad is similar to ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

Definition 3: of things that make you feel sad - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sad 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

(sad is similar to ...) experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss

"sorrowful widows" "a sorrowful tale of death and despair" "sorrowful news" "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"

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