Translation of sadness in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈsædnəs; ˈsædnɪs/


  • 1.1 u (emotion, state) tristeza (f)
    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.
    1.2 c (source of emotion) pesar (m) one of the sadnesses of her old age uno de los pesares de su vejez

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