HyperDic: sadness

English > 3 senses of the word sadness:
NOUNfeelingsadness, unhappinessemotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
statesadness, sorrow, sorrowfulnessthe state of being sad
attributesadness, gloominess, lugubriousnessthe quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness
sadness > pronunciation
Soundssae'dnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > sadness: 3 senses > noun 1, feeling
Meaningemotions experienced when not in a state of well-being.
Synonymunhappiness
Narrowercheerlessness, uncheerfulnessA feeling of dreary or pessimistic sadness
depressionsad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
dolefulnesssadness caused by grief or affliction
downheartedness, dejectedness, low-spiritedness, lowness, dispiritednessA feeling of low spirits
forlornness, loneliness, desolationsadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
heavinesspersisting sadness
melancholyA feeling of thoughtful sadness
miseryA feeling of intense unhappiness
sorrowAn emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulnesssadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
weepiness, tearfulnesssadness expressed by weeping
BroaderfeelingThe experiencing of affective and emotional states
Oppositehappinessemotions experienced when in a state of well-being
Spanishdesdicha, infelicidad, melancolía, tristeza
Catalandesgràcia, dissort, infelicitat, tristesa
Adjectivessadexperiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
English > sadness: 3 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningThe state of being sad.
Example"she tired of his perpetual sadness"
Synonymssorrow, sorrowfulness
Narrowermourning, bereavementstate of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
poignance, poignancyA state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
Broaderunhappinessstate characterized by emotions ranging from mild discontentment to deep grief
Spanishamargura, compunción, desconsuelo, espina, pena, tristeza
Catalandisgust, pena, tristesa
Adjectivessadexperiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
English > sadness: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningThe quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness.
Synonymsgloominess, lugubriousness
Broaderuncheerfulnessnot conducive to cheer or good spirits
Adjectivessadbad
sadof things that make you feel sad

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