Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state or emotion of being sad.
  • n. An event in one's life that causes sadness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Heaviness; firmness.
  • n. Seriousness; gravity; discretion.
  • n. Quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess; sorrowfulness; dejection.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Heaviness; weight; firmness; strength.
  • n. Steadiness; steadfastness; constancy.
  • n. Seriousness; gravity; discretion; sedateness; sobriety; sober earnest.
  • n. The state of being sad or sorrowful; sorrowfulness; mournfulness; dejection of mind: as, sadness in the remembrance of loss.
  • n. A melancholy look; gloom of countenance.
  • n. Synonyms Grief, Sorrow, etc. (see affliction); despondency, melancholy, depression.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
  • n. the state of being sad
  • n. the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness

Etymologies

sad +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

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