Definitions for: Sad


[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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: bad, bittersweet, deplorable, depressing, depressive, distressing, doleful, gloomy, heavyhearted, lamentable, melancholic, melancholy, mournful, pensive, pitiful, saddening, sorrowful, sorry, tragic, tragical, tragicomic, tragicomical, wistful, yearning

Antonyms: glad

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