Definitions for sadness
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emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
sadness, sorrow, sorrowfulnessnoun
the state of being sad
"she tired of his perpetual sadness"
gloominess, lugubriousness, sadnessnoun
the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from sad.
The soul receives intelligence
By her near genius of the body’s end,
And so imparts a sadness to the sense. Samuel Daniel, Civil War.
And let us not be wanting to ourselves,
Lest so severe and obstinate a sadness
Tempt a new vengeance. John Denham, Sophy.
A passionate regret at sin, a grief and sadness of its memory, enter into God’s roll of mourners. Decay of Piety.
If the subject be mournful, let every thing in it have a stroke of sadness. Dryden.
Dim sadness did not spare
Celestial visages. John Milton.
Sadness is an emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow. An individual experiencing sadness may become quiet or lethargic, and withdraw themselves from others. An example of severe sadness is depression, a mood which can be brought on by major depressive disorder or persistent depressive disorder. Crying can be an indication of sadness.Sadness is one of the six basic emotions described by Paul Ekman, along with happiness, anger, surprise, fear, and disgust.: 271–4
Sadness is an emotional state characterized by feelings of unhappiness, disappointment, grief or sorrow. It is typically triggered by experiences of loss, unpleasant events, or emotional hurt and is often accompanied by physical symptoms like tears or a heavy feeling in the chest. Sadness is a common and natural emotion that all human beings experience at various times in life, but prolonged periods of intense sadness may suggest a mental health condition such as depression.
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.
The numerical value of sadness in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of sadness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Late one night, I was told it would be time to let go in the morning. I cried a little at first, then went into full blown convulsions of snot and tears, my breath not able to catch up with my own incredibly deep sadness. Even as I write this now, I can feel the pain all over again. Oxygen was placed over my nose and mouth, and that was the first picture you saw. Utter and complete sadness.
Money, the root of all evil...but the cure for all sadness.
Do not assume that she who seeks to comfort you now, lives untroubled among the simple and quiet words that sometimes do you good. Her life may also have much sadness and difficulty, that remains far beyond yours. Were it otherwise, she would never have been able to find these words.
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.
The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
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