What does sadness mean?

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sad·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sadness, unhappinessnoun

    emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

  2. sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulnessnoun

    the state of being sad

    "she tired of his perpetual sadness"

  3. gloominess, lugubriousness, sadnessnoun

    the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness

Wiktionary

  1. sadnessnoun

    The state or emotion of being sad.

  2. sadnessnoun

    An event in one's life that causes sadness.

    She has experienced many sadnesses in her forty years.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sadnessnoun

    heaviness; firmness

  2. Sadnessnoun

    seriousness; gravity; discretion

  3. Sadnessnoun

    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

Examples of sadness in a Sentence

  1. Hussam Ayloush:

    There's absolutely nothing that could justify (this shooting), and we stand in mourning and sadness for what happened.

  2. Bassist Jay DeMarcus:

    There is no sadness here, just new chapters, new journeys, and new beginnings, rascal Flatts' music will live on forever, because of our fans, and this year is all about Rascal Flatts !

  3. Arthur Fogel:

    With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2's longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight, our heartfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family.

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    You shouldn't loose your self-esteem. I mean, you've got to appreciate and value the stuff you are made of i.e. do have confidence in your own worth or abilities. For, loss of the sense of self-esteem causes depression, hopelessness, illness, anxiety, anger, sadness and a host of other negative emotions. Thus, dare to have high self-esteem and never low self-esteem. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Joan Gosar:

    To speak up against my brother, it brings sadness to me, i think my brother has traded a lot of the values we had at our kitchen table.

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