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Synonyms for sad

Synonyms for (adjective) sad

Synonyms: deplorable, distressing, pitiful, lamentable, sorry, sad Definition: bad; unfortunate Usage: my finances were in a deplorable state; a lamentable decision; her clothes were in sad shape; a sorry state of affairs

Similar words: bad Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice

Synonyms: sad Definition: experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness Usage: feeling sad because his dog had died; Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad- Christina Rossetti

Similar words: bittersweet Definition: tinged with sadness Usage: a movie with a bittersweet ending

Similar words: mournful, doleful Definition: filled with or evoking sadness Usage: the child's doleful expression; stared with mournful eyes; mournful news

Similar words: heavyhearted Definition: depressed

Similar words: melancholic, melancholy Definition: characterized by or causing or expressing sadness Usage: growing more melancholy every hour; her melancholic smile; we acquainted him with the melancholy truth

Similar words: pensive, wistful Definition: showing pensive sadness Usage: the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty

Similar words: tragic, tragical Definition: very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction Usage: a tragic face; a tragic plight; a tragic accident

Similar words: tragicomic, tragicomical Definition: manifesting both tragic and comic aspects Usage: the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments- B.R.Redman

Synonyms: sad Definition: of things that make you feel sad Usage: sad news; she doesn't like sad movies; it was a very sad story; When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me- Christina Rossetti

Similar words: sorrowful Definition: experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss Usage: sorrowful widows; a sorrowful tale of death and despair; sorrowful news; even in laughter the heart is sorrowful- Proverbs 14:13