Definition of sad
Examples of sad in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of sad from the Web
And the saddest part is when the child tells you, ‘
A sad day for the global community, but the #ParisAgreement will endure.
For the concert industry, the disastrous failure of the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas was an outlier — a sad spectacle, but an isolated one.
Legendary entertainer Barbra Streisand took to social media over the weekend to share the sad news that her treasured companion of 14 years, her dog Samantha, had passed away.
The one that wasn’t was sad for Sporting KC: goals scored.
Russell suffered serious internal injuries from the collision, CHP sad.
That little much his family knew: Tommy was dead, killed six days after Thanksgiving, adding a second sad holiday to Christmas, when his only brother had died in World War II.
Samantha Irby thinks her life would be the kind of sitcom that's more situation than comedy, where the sad trombone plays while the credits roll.
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Origin and Etymology of sad
Middle English, from Old English sæd sated; akin to Old High German sat sated, Latin satis enough
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of SAD
seasonal affective disorder
SAD Defined for Kids
Definition of sad for Students
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
History for sad
The word sad goes far back into the past of the English language, though modern meanings such as “unhappy” or “causing sorrow” give us little idea of its history. It comes from the Old English word sæd, which meant “full, having had enough,” a sense matched by related words in other languages, such as German satt. In Middle English, sad continued to mean “full,” but it also developed many other senses, such as “firmly established, fixed,” “solid, weighty,” “sober, serious,” “true, real,” and “deep, intense (of a color).” The meaning “sorrowful” was in use fairly early, by about 1300, though strangely enough only this sense among all the others has lasted into modern English.
Medical Definition of SAD
seasonal affective disorder
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