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Meaning of SADNESS

Pronunciation:  'sadnis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
  2. [n]  the state of being sad; "she tired of his perpetual sadness"

SADNESS is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: sorrow, sorrowfulness, unhappiness
 Antonyms: happiness
 See Also: bereavement, cheerlessness, depression, desolation, dispiritedness, dolefulness, downheartedness, feeling, forlornness, loneliness, low-spiritedness, melancholy, misery, mourning, poignance, poignancy, regret, ruefulness, sorrow, tearfulness, uncheerfulness, unhappiness, weepiness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sad"ness\, n.
1. Heaviness; firmness. [Obs.]

2. Seriousness; gravity; discretion. [Obs.]

         Her sadness and her benignity.        --Chaucer.

3. Quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess;
   sorrowfulness; dejection.

         Dim sadness did not spare That time celestial
         visages.                              --Milton.

Syn: Sorrow; heaviness; dejection. See {Grief}.