Fatigue, sadness, or psychosis is not about choice or laziness or selfishness.
That sadness, and the sheer level of pain I was in almost paralyzed me, leaving me unable to take care of my home or my children.
The sadness in her voice was genuine enough to give a cynic pause.
Sitting in my living room, watching the first episode, I felt the most bizarre sense of shock and sadness.
I would like to ask her about her sadness, and to touch her.
Margaret—her loneliness—the sadness of her life, all haunted him.
His tone softened to one of sadness, and again he glanced toward Daisy.
To put all this on paper is weak and aimless, yet it seems to ease my sadness.
My dear, I laugh; but even in the midst of laughter there is sadness.
"These are not for me," said the lady, in a tone of mingled joy and sadness.
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+)