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Sad Definition

Standard Definition

[adj] bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
[adj] experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; "feeling sad because his dog had died"; "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
[adj] of things that make you feel sad; "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"- Christina Rossetti


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Antonyms

glad

Misc. Definitions

\Sad\ (s[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Sadder}; supperl. {Saddest}.] [OE. sad sated, tired, satisfied, firm, steadfast, AS. s[ae]d satisfied, sated; akin to D. zat, OS. sad, G. satt, OHG. sat, Icel. sa[eth]r, saddr, Goth. sa[thorn]s, Lith. sotus, L. sat, satis, enough, satur sated, Gr. 'a`menai to satiate, 'a`dnh enough. Cf. {Assets}, {Sate}, {Satiate}, {Satisfy}, {Satire}.]
1. Sated; satisfied; weary; tired. [Obs.] Yet of that art they can not waxen sad, For unto them it is a bitter sweet. --Chaucer.
2. Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard. [Obs., except in a few phrases; as, sad bread.] His hand, more sad than lump of lead. --Spenser. Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad. --Mortimer.
3. Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors. ``Sad-colored clothes.'' --Walton. Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colors. --Mortimer.
4. Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous. [Obs.] ``Ripe and sad courage.'' --Chaucer. Lady Catharine, a sad and religious woman. --Bacon. Which treaty was wisely handled by sad and discrete counsel of both parties. --Ld. Berners.
5. Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful. First were we sad, fearing you would not come; Now sadder, that you come so unprovided. --Shak. The angelic guards ascended, mute and sad. --Milton.
6. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune.
7. Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked. [Colloq.] ``Sad tipsy fellows, both of them.'' --I. Taylor. Note: Sad is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sad-colored, sad-eyed, sad-hearted, sad-looking, and the like. {Sad bread}, heavy bread. [Scot. & Local, U.S.] --Bartlett. Syn: Sorrowful; mournful; gloomy; dejected; depressed; cheerless; downcast; sedate; serious; grave; grievous; afflictive; calamitous.
\Sad\, v. t. To make sorrowful; to sadden. [Obs.] How it sadded the minister's spirits! --H. Peters.

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