What does sadness mean?

Definitions for sadness

Here are all the 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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sadness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sadness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.

  2. Tony Abbott:

    The news out of Cairns is heartbreaking, all parents would feel a gut-wrenching sadness at what has happened. This is an unspeakable crime.

  3. South Carolina:

    These events bring a sadness like no other, we grieve together for our lost ones, and we pray together for those touched by these horrific tragedies.

  4. Tony Abbott:

    All parents would feel a gut-wrenching sadness at what has happened. This is an unspeakable crime. Tonight, there will be tears and prayers across our country for these children.

  5. Faber Faber:

    It is difficult to express our profound sadness at losing P. D. James, one of the world's great writers and a Faber author since her first publication in 1962, she was so very remarkable in every aspect of her life, an inspiration and great friend to us all. We will miss her hugely.

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