from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To relieve from sadness; to cheer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To relieve from sadness; to cheer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To relieve from sadness.


un- +‎ sadden (Wiktionary)


  • It needed all the sunshine of my September day to unsadden them, not from the rainy gloom in which I had left them then, but from the pensive associations of the years between.

    London Films

  • He bowed assent and compliance; went to the glass; and began to untwist and unsadden his features; pulled his wig right, as if that, as well as his head and heart had been discomposed by his compunction, and once more became old Lucifer’s and mine.

    Clarissa Harlowe


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