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sad

 
 
pronunciation:
saed
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: sadder, saddest
definition: not happy.
Steve was sad when his dog died.
 
synonyms:
unhappy
antonyms:
cheerful, glad, merry, sunny
similar words:
down
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derivations: sadly (adv.), sadness (n.)
Word History
The word sad has been part of the English language for many centuries but did not mean "unhappy" until the 1300s. In Old English, "sad" meant "satisfied." Later, it came to mean "tired or weary of."
Word Builder: sad +
  • sadly:
    in a sad way.
  • sadness:
    the condition of being sad.
Word Explorer
feeling sad