There are 2 definitions of SAD in English:

SAD

Syllabification: SAD

abbreviation

  • Seasonal affective disorder.

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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of SAD in English:

sad

Syllabification: sad

adjective (sadder, saddest)

  • 2 informal Pathetically inadequate or unfashionable: the show is tongue-in-cheek—anyone who takes it seriously is a bit sad
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    • I now feel sad and inadequate that I don't have enough bookmarks to make filing and indexing them an issue.
    • Food shopping as I've said before is one of the highlights of my pathetically sad week.
    • Human nature and its failings are given a crude inspection, at times becoming a sad, pathetic spectacle.
  • 3(Of dough) heavy through having failed to rise.

Phrases

sad to say

Unfortunately, regrettably.
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  • I'm sad to say that I regretted my decision to come the moment I stepped in.
  • I'm sad to say that my success as a basketball scientist was short-lived.
  • Yes, sad to say, but American hegemony puts more money in the hands of those who believe everything is fair in business and in war.

Derivatives

saddish

adjective
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  • Ronnie pulled up one of the benches so he could sit in front of Roberto, a saddish expression upon his face.

Origin

Old English sæd 'sated, weary', also 'weighty, dense', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zat and German satt, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin satis 'enough'. The original meaning was replaced in Middle English by the senses 'steadfast, firm' and 'serious, sober', and later 'sorrowful'.

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