|1.||[ adjective ] experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness|
"feeling sad because his dog had died" "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
|Related terms:||glad tragic melancholy doleful bittersweet tragicomic heavyhearted wistful pensive depressing|
|2.||[ adjective ] bad; unfortunate|
|Synonyms:||deplorable sorry pitiful lamentable distressing|
"my finances were in a deplorable state" "a lamentable decision" "her clothes were in sad shape" "a sorry state of affairs"
|3.||[ adjective ] experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent|
"unhappy over her departure" "unhappy with her raise" "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence" "had an unhappy time at school" "the unhappy (or sad) news"
|Related terms:||happy bad miserable homesick lovesick sorrowful dysphoric discontented dejected joyless infelicitous cheerless happiness happiness|
|4.||[ adjective ] of things that make you feel sad|
"sad news" "she doesn't like sad movies" "it was a very sad story" "When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti
|5.||[ verb ] make unhappy; 'The news of her death saddened me'|
|Related terms:||gladden affect weigh_down sadden|