One of the biggest media hoaxes of the 1990s was also one of the saddest.
I think also, even though my folks had a very amicable divorce, it was the saddest, most traumatic time of my life.
Perhaps the saddest thing about the lack of black women or other women of color on SNL are all the missed opportunities.
It's funny and fast-paced, and has, to me, the year's saddest ending.
The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, and the choices that you make will shape your life forever.
Moreover, the saddest of precisians could find no fault with the conduct of the shop.
After the benediction came one of the saddest moments of the day.
He seemed to her no longer the stationed nobleman, but one of other idle men, and the saddest of young men.
Fairest, forlornest, and saddest of all the cities, and dearest!
The cry of the severely sick child is the saddest cry of all.
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+)