Definitions for: Sadden


[v] make unhappy; 'The news of her death saddened me'
[v] come to feel sad



Webster (1913) Definition: Sad"den, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saddened; p. pr. & vb.
n. Saddening.]
To make sad. Specifically:
(a) To render heavy or cohesive. [Obs.]

Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great
prejudice it doth to clay lands. --Mortimer.
(b) To make dull- or sad-colored, as cloth.
(c) To make grave or serious; to make melancholy or
sorrowful.

Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene. --Pope.


Sad"den, v. i.
To become, or be made, sad. --Tennyson.

Antonyms: gladden, joy

See Also: affect, experience, feel, impress, move, sadden, strike, weigh down, weigh on

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