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Another word for sad

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Another word for sad

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