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sad

[sad] /sæd/
adjective, sadder, saddest.
1.
affected by unhappiness or grief; sorrowful or mournful:
to feel sad because a close friend has moved away.
2.
expressive of or characterized by sorrow:
sad looks; a sad song.
3.
causing sorrow:
a sad disappointment; sad news.
4.
(of color) somber, dark, or dull; drab.
5.
deplorably bad; sorry:
a sad attempt.
6.
Obsolete. firm or steadfast.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English sæd grave, heavy, weary, orig. sated, full; cognate with German satt, Gothic saths full, satisfied; akin to Latin satis enough, satur sated, Greek hádēn enough. See satiate, saturate
Related forms
sadly, adverb
sadness, noun
Synonyms
1. unhappy, despondent, disconsolate, discouraged, gloomy, downcast, downhearted, depressed, dejected, melancholy.
Antonyms
1. happy.

sād

[sahd] /sɑd/
noun
1.
the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
< Arabic

SAD

1.
seasonal affective disorder.
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Examples for sad
  • Depressed patients pick out sad faces easily, psychologists report, but have trouble with happiness or more subtle emotions.
  • The loss of animal species is irreversible and potentially catastrophic, not to mention heartrendingly sad.
  • The sad thing is is that it was my grandpa's birthday.
  • He had such a sad look on his face-no anger or violence.
  • To report this misapprehension is doubly sad, apart from our own regret at being caught up in it.
  • If a couple are infertile and wish they were not, that is sad.
  • She was dark and weird, sad and bawdy-a modern hotchpotch with some richly anachronistic ingredients.
  • sad, sad, sad but time to stop trying to change the laws of gravity.
  • We know to be scared at the scary parts, laugh at the funny parts and feel sad at the sad parts.
  • The whole tone of this article is really sad though.
British Dictionary definitions for sad

sad

/sæd/
adjective sadder, saddest
1.
feeling sorrow; unhappy
2.
causing, suggestive, or expressive of such feelings a sad story
3.
unfortunate; unsatisfactory; shabby; deplorable her clothes were in a sad state
4.
(Brit, informal) ludicrously contemptible; pathetic he's a sad, boring little wimp
5.
(of pastry, cakes, etc) not having risen fully; heavy
6.
(of a colour) lacking brightness; dull or dark
7.
(archaic) serious; grave
verb
8.
(NZ) to express sadness or displeasure strongly
Derived Forms
sadly, adverb
sadness, noun
Word Origin
Old English sæd weary; related to Old Norse sathr, Gothic saths, Latin satur, satis enough

SAD

abbreviation
1.
seasonal affective disorder
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Word Origin and History for sad
adj.

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.

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sad in Medicine

SAD abbr.
seasonal affective disorder

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Slang definitions & phrases for sad

sad

adjective

Inferior; botched or bungled; crummy: It's a sad dump/ What a sad-ass town (first form 1899+, second 1971+ third 1974+)


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Related Abbreviations for sad

SAD

seasonal affective disorder
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