[ US /ˈsædnəs/ ]
[ UK /sˈædnəs/ ]
  1. emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
  2. the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness
  3. the state of being sad
    she tired of his perpetual sadness
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How To Use sadness In A Sentence

  • Though there is ever-present sadness the poet still wishes to "whip in kitchen cups concupiscent curds. Kazim Ali: From East Jerusalem to Ramallah
  • She leaned against the wall, anger and sadness welling up inside her as she thought about what had happened.
  • Now that grand finale will not happen, which must have induced sadness yesterday in all but the hardest of hearts. Times, Sunday Times
  • But the joy of that tends to become clouded by the extreme sadness of another Christmas without my sister.
  • Tibetans around me were shaking their heads in sadness, because they were fearful for him, and others were openly agreeing with him. Kate Saunders: Pictures From Tibet That Tell a Story of Courage
  • On the contrary, there is a vast shadow of melancholy, a painful sadness, doubt and cross-purpose, boldness at one moment and timidity at the next, a longing for solitude. Half a Rogue
  • We are all subject to the pain of loss, grief, sadness and even plain disappointment.
  • Yet you are never far from reminders of the sadness and regret that suffuses the mind of the composer.
  • With comedic moments as well as sadness, it's a nice mix with a great cast. The Sun
  • But the sadness was overpowering at times.
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