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SAD (sadder, saddest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sad mean? 

SAD (adjective)
  The adjective SAD has 3 senses:

1. experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
2. of things that make you feel sad
3. bad; unfortunate

  Familiarity information: SAD used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

SAD (adjective)

Sense 1sad [BACK TO TOP]


Experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

Context examples:

feeling sad because his dog had died / Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad


tragicomic; tragicomical (manifesting both tragic and comic aspects)

tragic; tragical (very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction)

pensive; wistful (showing pensive sadness)

melancholic; melancholy (characterized by or causing or expressing sadness)

heavyhearted (depressed)

doleful; mournful (filled with or evoking sadness)

depressing; depressive; gloomy; saddening (causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom)

bittersweet (tinged with sadness)


glad (showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy)

Sense 2sad [BACK TO TOP]


Of things that make you feel sad

Context examples:

sad news / she doesn't like sad movies / it was a very sad story / When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me


sorrowful (experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss)

Sense 3sad [BACK TO TOP]


Bad; unfortunate


deplorable; lamentable; distressing; pitiful; sad; sorry

Context examples:

my finances were in a deplorable state / a lamentable decision / her clothes were in sad shape / a sorry state of affairs


bad (having undesirable or negative qualities)

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