What does sadness mean?

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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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How to pronounce sadness?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say sadness in sign language?

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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. Ishiuchi Miyako:

    I was pretty nervous when I came face to face with her things but ... little by little it was like I could communicate with her, i saw the sense of sadness in her belongings, there was no one left to wear them because Frida died so long ago. It was the same sadness I saw left behind by the women who died in Hiroshima.

  2. Dwight D Eisenhower:

    I could have spoken from Rhode Island where I have been staying ... But I felt that, in speaking from the house of Lincoln, of Jackson, and of Wilson, my words would better convey both the sadness I feel in the action I was compelled today to make and the firmness with which I intend to pursue this course until the orders of the federal court at Little Rock can be executed without unlawful interference. (On sending troops to enforce integration in Little Rock AR High School)

  3. Narendra Modi:

    In the last few days, our country's innocent children died in a hospital. In these times of crisis, these times of sadness, as all 1.5 billion of our countrymen give their condolences, I am with you all.

  4. Carl Gustav Jung:

    There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

  5. Plato:

    Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, and life to everything.

Images & Illustrations of sadness

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