Definition of sadden in English:

sadden

Line breaks: sad¦den
Pronunciation: /ˈsad(ə)n
 
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verb

[with object]
Cause to feel sorrow; make unhappy: he was greatly saddened by the death of his only son [with object and infinitive]: I was saddened to see their lack of commitment
More example sentences
  • Unconnected in any way I was greatly saddened to learn of the death of George Harrison.
  • I am greatly saddened by incidents which reflect poorly upon the young people of Wallington.
  • That's why these events sadden me so greatly; not so much because they happened.
Synonyms
depress, dispirit, dishearten, grieve, desolate, discourage, upset, get down, bring down, cast down, dash, dampen someone's spirits, cast a gloom on, bring tears to someone's eyes, break someone's heart, make someone's heart bleed
archaic deject

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