sad Definition

  • 1feeling or showing sorrow; unhappy
  • 2causing or characterized by sorrow or regret; unfortunate and regrettable

Using sad: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sad" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She felt sad when she heard the news.

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    It's sad to see such a beautiful building in ruins.

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    He had a sad expression on his face.

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    The movie has a sad ending.

sad Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with sad

  • to feel sympathy or pity for someone


    I feel sad for her because she lost her job.

  • a situation that is unsatisfactory or undesirable


    The company's financial situation is a sad state of affairs.

  • a person who is sad, gloomy, or depressed


    He's such a sad sack these days.


Summary: sad in Brief

The word 'sad' [sæd] describes a feeling of sorrow or unhappiness. It can also refer to something that causes sorrow or regret, as in 'It's sad to see such a beautiful building in ruins.' Other phrases include 'feel sad for someone,' expressing sympathy, and 'a sad state of affairs,' describing an unsatisfactory situation.

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