Another word for sad
Afflicted with sorrow
unhappy, sorry, sorrowful, downcast, dismal, gloomy, glum, pensive, heavy-hearted, dispirited, dejected, depressed, desolate, troubled, melancholy, morose, grieved, pessimistic, melancholic, crushed, brokenhearted, heartbroken, heartsick, despondent, careworn, rueful, anguished, disheartened, lamenting, mourning, grieving, weeping, bitter, woebegone, doleful, spiritless, joyless, heavy, crestfallen, discouraged, moody, low-spirited, mesto (Italian), despairing, languishing, hopeless, worried, downhearted, cast down, in heavy spirits, morbid, oppressed, blighted, grief-stricken, foreboding, apprehensive, horrified, anxious, dolorous, triste (French), wretched, miserable, mournful, disconsolate, forlorn, saturnine, atrabilious, jaundiced, out of sorts, distressed, afflicted, bereaved, repining, harassed, dreary, bilious, lugubrious, woeful, in the doldrums*, down*, down in the dumps*, gone into mourning*, in bad humor*, out of humor*, cut up*, in the depths*, blue*, in grief*, making a long face*, bathed in tears*, feeling like hell*, down in the mouth*.
Suggestive of sorrow
pitiable, unhappy, dejecting, saddening, disheartening, discouraging, dispiriting, joyless, dreary, dark, dismal, gloomy, poignant, moving, touching, mournful, lachrymose, disquieting, disturbing, dimming, somber, doleful, oppressive, funereal, discomposing, lugubrious, pathetic, tragic, pitiful, piteous, woeful, rueful, sorry, unfortunate, hapless, heart-rending, dire, distressing, depressing, grievous.
sad is the simple, general term, ranging in implication from a mild, momentary unhappiness to a feeling of intense grief; sorrowful implies a sadness caused by some specific loss, disappointment, etc. her death left him sorrowful; melancholy suggests a more or less chronic mournfulness or gloominess, or, often, merely a wistful pensiveness melancholy thoughts about the future; dejected implies discouragement or a sinking of spirits, as because of frustration; depressed suggests a mood of brooding despondency, as because of fatigue or a sense of futility the novel left him feeling depressed; doleful implies a mournful, often lugubrious, sadness the doleful look on a lost child's face
Another word for sadadjective
In low spirits:blue, dejected, depressed, desolate, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, dull, dysphoric, gloomy, heavy-hearted, low, melancholic, melancholy, spiritless, tristful, unhappy, wistful. Idiom: down at (or in) the mouth. See happy
Full of or expressive of sorrow:doleful, dolorous, lugubrious, mournful, plaintive, rueful, sorrowful, woebegone, woeful. See happy
Tending to cause sadness or low spirits:blue, cheerless, depressing, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, joyless, melancholy. See happy
Causing sorrow or regret:deplorable, doleful, dolorous, grievous, lamentable, mournful, regrettable, rueful, sorrowful, woeful. See happy