sad

adjective
\ ˈsad How to pronounce sad (audio) \
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

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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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

My attention, though, was solely directed at my very sad husband and our young children. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: Picky guest complains about the smell, the waitress, the yogurt," 22 June 2019 Combined, the two muscles allow dogs to express the big, sad eyes that melt our hearts, the team reports today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. David Grimm, Science | AAAS, "We may have helped give our canine pals ‘puppy dog eyes’," 17 June 2019 One of them is Jen (Ge Lei), a fortyish woman with very sad eyes. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Return' ('Fu Xiang Xin'): Film Review | Shanghai 2019," 16 June 2019 And Father's Day, the saddest day of them all as far as Andy is concerned, is smack in the middle. Freep.com, "Livonia dad torments himself every day over his son's final hours," 16 June 2019 Although, since the two households split, each has been doing its own thing, so it's expected—even if a bit sad. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Baby Archie Is Reportedly Bringing Prince William and Prince Harry Together," 13 June 2019 What’s really sad is that the bullying has never really stopped. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Pinnacle RB Matty Goodlow grew up bullied because of his voice, but his actions speak loudly," 13 June 2019 So sad so sexist In April, the Guardian’s Rachel Cooke thoroughly examined sexism in advertising, finding numerous examples of egregious behavior, discrimination, downright assault, and cover-ups, often involving NDAs. Cassie Werber, Quartz at Work, "Women are making advertising funnier, smarter, and way less sexist," 11 June 2019 In one of her first posts since the news broke, Kylie shared a shot of her abs in her kitchen, followed by a video of her looking very very sad. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Everything You Need to Know About Kylie Jenner and Jordyn Woods' Friendship," 21 Feb. 2019

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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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The first known use of sad was in the 13th century

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sad

adjective
\ ˈsad How to pronounce sad (audio) \
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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