Sad synonyms

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Not suitable; inappropriate:
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Causing sorrow:
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The definition of gloomy is dark, depressing or dim.
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Suffering from or exhibiting overwhelming sorrow, grief, or disappointment.
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The definition of gay is someone or something bright or happy.
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Feeling or characterized by sadness or dejection.
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(Of a person) Regretful for an action; grieved or saddened, especially by the loss of something or someone.
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Difficult or distasteful to accept, admit, or bear:
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(Not comparable, textiles) Of a fabric, having the appearance of having been crushed.
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Of or relating to melancholia.
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Directed downward:
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Of or expressing mourning
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Looking thoughtful, especially from sadness.
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Afflicted with sorrow
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The definition of miserable is someone or something that is unhappy, suffering or in a condition of misery, or something that is bad or inferior.
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Feeling or looking gloomy, sullen, or morose
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In low spirits; sad; depressed
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Having slender drooping branches.
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Marked by pessimism and little hopefulness.
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Allowing no hope; causing despair
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Lacking spirit, energy, or vigor; listless; depressed
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Anxious is defined as someone who feels uneasy or excessively nervous.
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The definition of dismal is something that is gloomy that makes you feel sad.
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Grieved and disappointed, especially with the loss or repudiation of a romantic relationship.
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Emotionally or mentally disturbed
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Filled with or deeply affected by woe.
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Showing or resulting from anguish
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Without joy; sullen, gloomy, dreary, etc.
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Characterized by foreboding
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The definition of melancholy is someone or something that is sad or gloomy.
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Showing the effects of worry, anxiety, or burdensome responsibility:
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Filled with grief, mournful, bringing feelings of sadness.
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The definition of moody is someone who experiences wild shifts in emotions, often from happy to sad or nice to mean quickly or without reason.
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In low spirits; discouraged; dejected
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Sick at heart; extremely unhappy or despondent
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Thinking about unpleasant things that have happened or that might happen; feeling afraid and unhappy.
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Appropriate to the acting of tragedy
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Pale, without redness or glare; said of a flame.
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In low spirits; depressed; disheartened
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Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity.
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Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous.
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Arousing or deserving of sympathetic sadness and compassion:
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The definition of mournful is feeling or expressing sorrow, grief or depression.
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The definition of dolorous is a person who is very sad.
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That touches the feelings; arousing tender emotion; affecting
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Worthless; paltry; very poor or mean; miserable.
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Grieving over the death of a relative or friend
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Characterized by or resulting from despair; hopeless:
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Suggesting the horror of death; macabre or ghoulish
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Causing to lose heart; making despondent or gloomy; scare; discourage.
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Of or like the color of bile
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Melancholy or sullen.
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The definition of lachrymose is someone who cries easily or something that causes sadness.
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Causing especially emotional depression.
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The definition of bad is something that is wrong in some way, something that is not working properly, or has negative qualities.
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Inspiring or deserving pity.
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The definition of rueful is expressing sorrow or regret.
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Dismal; bleak.
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The definition of dire is something so bad or scary that it causes distress or terror.
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Of the class, rank, excellence, etc. next below the highest; of secondary quality
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Concerning or involving calamity, disastrous.
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Of or having to do with a changing of residence
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Not distinguished by superior or noteworthy characteristics; average:
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Dejected, disheartened, or humbled
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Subject to oppression.
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Stricken with grief; keenly distressed; sorrowful
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Able or quick to apprehend or understand
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(Idiomatic) Sad or discouraged, especially as indicated by one's facial appearance.
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Arousing or deserving of pity or compassion; lamentable.
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Suggestive of sorrow
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Insufficiently leavened:
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Struck with horror.
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Prejudiced; envious; as, a jaundiced judgment.
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(Printing, dated) With some letters or sorts of type deficient or exhausted in the case or font.
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(Of furniture etc) faded or abused in order to appear old, or antique
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Afflicted with sorrow
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(Idiomatic) Sad; lacking engagement or enthusiasm.
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Afflicted with sorrow
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(Idiomatic) Emotionally upset; mentally distressed.
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Causing sadness.
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Lowering the morale of; making despondent or depressive; disheartening.
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Suggestive of sorrow
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Dull or dark in color:
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Appropriate for or suggestive of a funeral; mournful:
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Demanding or arousing pity:
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The definition of hapless is an unlucky person.
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Causing much grief or mental anguish
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In low spirits
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(Obsolete) melancholy; atrabilious
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Harmful or threatening harm or evil; ominous; deadly
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Gloomy and somber:
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Not cheerful; dismal; joyless; dreary
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Wretched; bad:
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Having a peevish disposition; surly.
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Afflicted; sick:
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Afflicted with sorrow
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(Of colour) Dull or deeper in hue; not bright or light.
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Difficult to cope with; causing hardship or depressed spirits:
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Having bad luck; unlucky.
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Charging low prices:
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The definition of cheerful is a person or thing that brings joy, humor or good spirits.
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Lacking excellence or worth; below average, inferior, bad, etc. or paltry, mean, insignificant, etc.
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That causes physical or mental pain
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The definition of disconsolate is someone who cannot be comforted, or is a place or thing that offers no comforts.
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Showing or expressing vague yearnings; longing pensively
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Forlorn; wretched
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The definition of morose is having a gloomy attitude or character.
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Affected or marked by low spirits; dejected.
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Characterized by or causing trouble or anxiety.
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Bereft or deprived:
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Rent and reived of and/or by love.
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Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale:
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A depressing or being depressed
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Afflicted with sorrow
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Cloudy or overcast:
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Of or relating to pain.
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Of, like, or fit for an elegy
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In low spirits
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The definition of mischievous is someone or something that causes harm or likes to play and annoy with tricks.
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Melancholy; dismal.
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Not glaring in color; soft and light in tone.
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(Law, of an action) Commenced for the purpose of giving trouble, without due cause.
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(Med.) Defecation
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The state of boredom, malaise, apathy or lack of interest; a state of listlessness; ennui, or tedium
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The state or condition of being gloomy.
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The state of languishing.
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Extreme, persistent sadness or hopelessness; depression. No longer in clinical use.
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Pertaining to dysphoria, or of being in a state of dysphoria
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Sorrowful; gloomy.
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Expressing sorrow; mournful or melancholy.
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Inspiring or deserving of lament or regret; deplorable or pitiable.
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Eliciting or deserving regret:
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Low in pitch, tone etc. [from 17th c.]
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The definition of naughty is someone or something badly behaved, wicked or not in keeping with moral and social standards.
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(Uncountable) The state or emotion of being sad.
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Sentimental pessimism or melancholy over the state of the world
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The definition of fortunate is someone or something that is lucky or favorable, or someone who is materially well-off.
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The definition of glad is feeling pleased, happy, satisfied or grateful.
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Superior in quality or character; noble:
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Producing, or resulting in, good chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate.
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The definition of joyful is expressing delight or happiness.
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That cannot be consoled; disconsolate; brokenhearted
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Suggestive of the grave; funereal.
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Not bright, garish, or flashy; quiet; plain
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Synonym Study

  • Doleful implies a mournful, often lugubrious, sadness the doleful look on a lost child's face
  • Depressed suggests a mood of brooding despondency, as because of fatigue or a sense of futility the novel left him feeling depressed
  • Dejected implies discouragement or a sinking of spirits, as because of frustration
  • Melancholy suggests a more or less chronic mournfulness or gloominess, or, often, merely a wistful pensiveness melancholy thoughts about the future
  • Sorrowful implies a sadness caused by some specific loss, disappointment, etc. her death left him sorrowful
  • Sad is the simple, general term, ranging in implication from a mild, momentary unhappiness to a feeling of intense grief
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