“Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic,” Ebert tweeted.
Honestly, it was sad enough when Rep. Steve Stockman took Ted as his date to the State of the Union address this month.
The showdown is coming down to a sad clash of the nuns and the mullahs.
“My family, we are from Jaffa,” Majd told me with a sad smile.
“It makes me so sad when people say print is dead because it's such an unfair generalization of where things are,” he said.
She had told him, as she might have told any decent soul, her sad and romantic story.
As the train started he swung himself off with a sad little "Be good to yourself!"
Prince Andrew followed her with a courteous but sad expression.
Their interviews were first blissful, then anxious, then sad, then stormy.
Had I not already been making a sad fool of myself by my ridiculous conduct?
Old English sæd "sated, full, having had one's fill (of food, drink, fighting, etc.), weary of," from Proto-Germanic *sathaz (cf. Old Norse saðr, Middle Dutch sat, Dutch zad, Old High German sat, German satt, Gothic saþs "satiated, sated, full"), from PIE *seto- (cf. Latin satis "enough, sufficient," Greek hadros "thick, bulky," Old Church Slavonic sytu, Lithuanian sotus "satiated," Old Irish saith "satiety," sathach "sated"), from root *sa- "to satisfy" (cf. Sanskrit a-sinvan "insatiable").
Sense development passed through the meaning "heavy, ponderous" (i.e. "full" mentally or physically), and "weary, tired of" before emerging c.1300 as "unhappy." An alternative course would be through the common Middle English sense of "steadfast, firmly established, fixed" (e.g. sad-ware "tough pewter vessels") and "serious" to "grave." In the main modern sense, it replaced Old English unrot, negative of rot "cheerful, glad."
Meaning "very bad" is from 1690s. Slang sense of "inferior, pathetic" is from 1899; sad sack is 1920s, popularized by World War II armed forces (specifically by cartoon character invented by Sgt. George Baker, 1942, and published in U.S. Armed Forces magazine "Yank"), probably a euphemistic shortening of common military slang phrase sad sack of shit.
seasonal affective disorder
Inferior; botched or bungled; crummy: It's a sad dump/ What a sad-ass town (first form 1899+, second 1971+ third 1974+)