sadness Definition

the state of feeling unhappy, especially because something bad has happened.

Using sadness: Examples

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

  • Example

    She couldn't hide the sadness in her eyes.

  • Example

    The news of his death filled me with sadness.

  • Example

    I was overwhelmed by a sense of sadness when I saw the abandoned puppy.

  • Example

    The movie left me with a deep feeling of sadness.

sadness Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for sadness

Idioms Using sadness

  • a feeling of sadness that seems to surround and follow someone


    Ever since her breakup, she's been walking around with a cloud of sadness over her head.

  • someone who listens sympathetically to another person's problems


    Whenever she's feeling sadness, she knows she can always count on her best friend to be a shoulder to cry on.

  • feeling sad or depressed


    After losing his job, he was down in the dumps for weeks.

Phrases with sadness

  • a profound and intense feeling of unhappiness


    The loss of her father left her in a state of deep sadness.

  • a slight or small amount of sadness


    There was a tinge of sadness in her voice as she spoke about her childhood.

  • to be overwhelmed by a strong feeling of unhappiness


    She was overcome with sadness when she heard the news of her friend's illness.


Summary: sadness in Brief

Sadness [ˈsædnəs] is a state of unhappiness caused by negative events. It can be seen in expressions like 'She couldn't hide the sadness in her eyes.' and 'The movie left me with a deep feeling of sadness.' Phrases like 'deep sadness' and 'tinge of sadness' describe the intensity of the emotion, while idioms like 'a cloud of sadness' and 'down in the dumps' convey the feeling of being overwhelmed by sadness.

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