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Definition 1: the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for sadness in the sense of this definition

(sadness is a kind of ...) not conducive to cheer or good spirits

Definition 2: emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for sadness in the sense of this definition

(sadness is a kind of ...) the experiencing of affective and emotional states

"she had a feeling of euphoria" "he had terrible feelings of guilt" "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"

(... is a kind of sadness ) sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

(... is a kind of sadness ) a feeling of dreary or pessimistic sadness

(... is a kind of sadness ) sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

"he drank to drown his sorrows" "he wrote a note expressing his regret" "to his rue, the error cost him the game"

(... is a kind of sadness ) an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement

"he tried to express his sorrow at her loss"

(... is a kind of sadness ) sadness expressed by weeping

(... is a kind of sadness ) sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

(... is a kind of sadness ) a feeling of intense unhappiness

"she was exhausted by her misery and grief"

(... is a kind of sadness ) a feeling of thoughtful sadness

(... is a kind of sadness ) persisting sadness

"nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss"

(... is a kind of sadness ) sadness caused by grief or affliction

(... is a kind of sadness ) a feeling of low spirits

"he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits"

Definition 3: the state of being sad - [noun denoting state]

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

  • she tired of his perpetual sadness

Synonyms for sadness in the sense of this definition

(sadness is a kind of ...) state characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief

(... is a kind of sadness ) state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one

(... is a kind of sadness ) a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow

"a moment of extraordinary poignancy"

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