Dictionary

sadden

sadden

verb sad·den \ˈsa-dən\

: to cause (someone) to be sad

: to become sad : to show sadness

sad·denedsad·den·ing \ˈsad-niŋ, ˈsa-dən-iŋ\

Full Definition of SADDEN

transitive verb
:  to make sad
intransitive verb
:  to become sad

Examples of SADDEN

  1. It saddens me that we could not agree.
  2. We were saddened to see how ill she looks.
  3. She was saddened over the death of her friend.
  4. Her face saddened when she heard the news.

First Known Use of SADDEN

1628

Rhymes with SADDEN

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: saddeninglyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: SadangAll Words Near: sadden
February 27, 2015
rationale Hear it
An explanation or underlying reason
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears