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sad - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'sad' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Sad [ supperl.]
- Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.
- Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.
- Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors.
- Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous.
- Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful.
- Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune.
- Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked.
2 . Sad [ v. t.]
- To make sorrowful; to sadden.

Meaning of 'sad' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . sad [ a]
Meaning (1):
- experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
Example in sentence:
  • Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad;
  • feeling sad because his dog had died
2 . sad [ s]
Meaning (2):
- bad; unfortunate
Example in sentence:
  • a lamentable decision;
  • a sorry state of affairs;
  • her clothes were in sad shape;
  • my finances were in a deplorable state
Meaning (3):
- of things that make you feel sad
Example in sentence:
  • it was a very sad story;
  • sad news;
  • she doesn't like sad movies;
  • When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me