sad

adjective
\ˈsad \
sadder; saddest

Definition of sad 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1a : affected with or expressive of grief or unhappiness : downcast

b(1) : causing or associated with grief or unhappiness : depressing sad news

(2) : regrettable, deplorable a sad relaxation of morals— C. W. Cunnington

c : of little worth

2 : of a dull somber color

Definition of SAD (Entry 2 of 2)

seasonal affective disorder

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Other Words from sad

Adjective

sadly adverb
sadness noun

Examples of sad in a Sentence

Adjective

He's feeling sad because his pet died. People were sad that he was leaving. The experience left her sadder but wiser. Have you heard the sad news about his wife's illness? It'll be a sad day when you leave us. a movie with a sad ending He lived a sad life. The sad fact of the matter is that they are right. The new version is a sad imitation of the original movie. We needed more money but, sad to say, there wasn't any.
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This photo going around is so sad. #ToysRUs pic.twitter.com/ED45ee2PP6 — Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) June 28, 2018 Oh my god. Daniel Wilson, sacbee, "‘A part of my childhood is over.’ Take one last look as Toys ’R‘ Us closes doors," 28 June 2018 This is terribly sad, considering the director’s first two films, Moon and Source Code, were the exact opposite—careful, contained stories that played out in modest settings. Jason Kehe, WIRED, "Sci-Fi Invades Netflix—as They Both Invade Your Home," 9 July 2018 All the puppies were adopted and left Lana a little sad so no one really noticed her in her kennel. Peggy Calhoun, idahostatesman, "Canyon County Pet of the Week: Lana," 8 July 2018 But theheaviness of sad could be emotional as well as physical. Melissa Mohr, The Christian Science Monitor, "The surprising vitality of one small word," 5 July 2018 And high fashion hasn’t given up on garnering the same kind of ubiquity for the humble, sad man sandal. Liz Raiss, GQ, "This Summer's Best Sandals Got the Big Ugly Sneaker Treatment," 4 July 2018 Bright is the sad clown archetype, a manic personality onscreen but someone beset by loneliness and adrift away from the cameras. Will Nevin, OregonLive.com, "TBT #40: New Nancy Drew, sci-fi and more coming in comics," 13 June 2018 Bongwan starts to reevaluate his behavior when confronted with Areum's positive influence, and his transformation provides this sad film with a glimmer of hope. Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, "Hong Sang-soo and Kim Min-hee's real-life affair yields a trio of films about infidelity," 12 July 2018 Whitney’ is too funereal to be a party, too sad, strange and dismaying to cheer. Mark Olsen, latimes.com, "Indie Focus: Transformations in 'Sorry to Bother You,' 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' and 'Whitney'," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of sad

Adjective

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for sad

Adjective

Middle English, from Old English sæd sated; akin to Old High German sat sated, Latin satis enough

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Phrases Related to sad

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More Definitions for sad

sad

adjective
\ˈsad \
sadder; saddest

Kids Definition of sad

1 : feeling or showing sorrow or unhappiness I'm sad that you're leaving. The dog had sad eyes.

2 : causing sorrow or unhappiness sad news

Other Words from sad

sadly adverb
sadness noun

Medical Definition of SAD 

seasonal affective disorder

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