Definitions for sadness
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
affected by unhappiness or grief; sorrowful or mournful:
to feel sad.
expressive of or characterized by sorrow:
a sad song.
(of color) somber or dull; drab.
deplorably bad; sorry:
a sad attempt.
Obs. firm or steadfast.
Origin of sad:
bef. 1000; ME; OE sæd grave, heavy, weary, orig. sated, full
seasonal affective disorder.
emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulness(noun)
the state of being sad
"she tired of his perpetual sadness"
gloominess, lugubriousness, sadness(noun)
the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
unhappiness or sorrow
the deep sadness in her eyes; the sadness of watching someone die
The state or emotion of being sad.
An event in one's life that causes sadness.
She has experienced many sadnesses in her forty years.
seriousness; gravity; discretion
quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess; sorrowfulness; dejection
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.
Translations for sadness
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
- tristezaPortuguese (BR)
- die TraurigkeitGerman
- θλίψη, μελαγχολίαGreek
- tristeza, melancolíaSpanish
- vemod, tristhetNorwegian
- خپګان، غمجن توب، خواشينىPashto
- tungsinthet, svårmod, sorgsenhetSwedish
- 悲傷Chinese (Trad.)
- сум, журбаUkrainian
- sự buồn rầuVietnamese
- 悲哀Chinese (Simp.)
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