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.