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