Examples of sadden in a Sentence
It saddens me that we could not agree.
We were saddened to see how ill she looks.
She was saddened over the death of her friend.
Her face saddened when she heard the news.
Recent Examples of sadden from the Web
The cast members are all deeply saddened as a result of the tragic events which took place, expressing their grief on social media, and extending condolences to her family.
TIKI Brand is not associated in any way with the events that took place in Charlottesville and are deeply saddened and disappointed.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Chester from @linkinpark.
Smith addressed news media after the hearing and said she was saddened by the result but plans to file further motions.
The tragic death of Father Chris Coleman has shocked and saddened all of us at the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones said in a statement the campus community is saddened by the news Zhang is believed dead.
Strop saddened: Reliever Pedro Strop was upset to hear his errant pitch Thursday fractured the wrist of Nationals speedster Trea Turner.
We are saddened by the passing of former #Mets pitcher Anthony Young.
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First Known Use of sadden
Synonymsbum (out), burden, dash, deject, get down, oppress, depress, weigh down
Antonymsbrighten, buoy, cheer (up), gladden, lighten, rejoice
Related Wordsail, distress, trouble; afflict, torment, torture; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, get down, unnerve; agitate, bother, concern, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, disturb, exercise, freak (out), perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry
Near Antonymsanimate, enliven, invigorate; assure, comfort, console, reassure, solace, soothe; excite, inspire, stimulate; elate, exhilarate; encourage, hearten; delight, gratify, please; boost, elevate, lift, uplift
SADDEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sadden for English Language Learners
: to cause (someone) to be sad
: to become sad : to show sadness
SADDEN Defined for Kids
Definition of sadden for Students
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