adjective (sadder, saddest)
- Every time I felt unhappy and sad I just ate what I wanted and made myself sick.
- The last twenty years of Plumb's life were increasingly sad, lonely and unhappy.
- As I saw him off at the airport, I was at once proud of him, sad and anxious - he was my little brother.
- I think it is a sad reflection on society that teenage girls can get pregnant.
- It is a sad reflection on our societies that we have to escape from reality in these ways.
- The woman who helped my mother was in a very sad situation, unfortunately not uncommon at the time.
- 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.
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'.
sad to say
- Unfortunately, regrettably.Example sentences
- 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.
- Example sentences
- Ronnie pulled up one of the benches so he could sit in front of Roberto, a saddish expression upon his face.