Definitions for sadness

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sadness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sadness, unhappiness(noun)

    emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

  2. sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness(noun)

    the state of being sad

    "she tired of his perpetual sadness"

  3. gloominess, lugubriousness, sadness(noun)

    the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness

Wiktionary

  1. sadness(Noun)

    The state or emotion of being sad.

  2. sadness(Noun)

    An event in one's life that causes sadness.

    She has experienced many sadnesses in her forty years.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sadness(noun)

    heaviness; firmness

  2. Sadness(noun)

    seriousness; gravity; discretion

  3. Sadness(noun)

    quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess; sorrowfulness; dejection

Freebase

  1. Sadness

    Sadness is emotional pain associated with, or characterized by feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, helplessness and sorrow. An individual experiencing sadness may become quiet or lethargic, and withdraw themselves from others. Crying is often an indication of sadness. Sadness is one of the "six basic emotions" described by Paul Ekman, along with happiness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust. Sadness can be viewed as a temporary lowering of mood, whereas depression is more chronic.

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