The condition or quality of being sad: a source of great sadness [count noun]: it is one of life’s sadnesses
More example sentences
- I feel a sense of deep sadness, verging on depression, about the situation in Asia.
- At a certain point in the series I faced a deep well of grief and sadness and was encouraged to dive right into it.
- Yet you are never far from reminders of the sadness and regret that suffuses the mind of the composer.
unhappiness, sorrow, dejection, regret, depression, misery, cheerlessness, downheartedness, despondency, despair, desolation, wretchedness, glumness, gloom, gloominess, dolefulness, melancholy, low spirits, mournfulness, woe, broken-heartedness, heartache, grief