Meanwhile, to hear Levinson tell it, the movie biz is possibly in sadder shape than the body politic.
But he knew exactly what he was saying in that interview, and the results are sadder to contemplate than his famous errors.
Rather, as with my two late colleagues, the life is smaller, sadder, and without clear remedy.
In fact, multiple studies have shown that people think the sadder a tragedy is, the better a movie it is.
Also tied, Kazakhstan and Bhutan are happier than Moldova, but sadder than Laos.
He looked his man over from head to foot, and thought he had never seen a more ruffianly bearing, a wilder, sadder face.
No sadder idyl can be found in all the short and simple annals of the poor.
Truly, I never saw a sadder or wearier face in all my life than Lincolns!
I believe Charles Lamb could have told a like, and as true, but sadder story.
But really, why is it sadder than to die by inches on the guillotine of Fashion?
Old English sæd "sated, full, having had one's fill (of food, drink, fighting, etc.), weary of," from Proto-Germanic *sathaz (cf. Old Norse saðr, Middle Dutch sat, Dutch zad, Old High German sat, German satt, Gothic saþs "satiated, sated, full"), from PIE *seto- (cf. Latin satis "enough, sufficient," Greek hadros "thick, bulky," Old Church Slavonic sytu, Lithuanian sotus "satiated," Old Irish saith "satiety," sathach "sated"), from root *sa- "to satisfy" (cf. Sanskrit a-sinvan "insatiable").
Sense development passed through the meaning "heavy, ponderous" (i.e. "full" mentally or physically), and "weary, tired of" before emerging c.1300 as "unhappy." An alternative course would be through the common Middle English sense of "steadfast, firmly established, fixed" (e.g. sad-ware "tough pewter vessels") and "serious" to "grave." In the main modern sense, it replaced Old English unrot, negative of rot "cheerful, glad."
Meaning "very bad" is from 1690s. Slang sense of "inferior, pathetic" is from 1899; sad sack is 1920s, popularized by World War II armed forces (specifically by cartoon character invented by Sgt. George Baker, 1942, and published in U.S. Armed Forces magazine "Yank"), probably a euphemistic shortening of common military slang phrase sad sack of shit.
seasonal affective disorder
Inferior; botched or bungled; crummy: It's a sad dump/ What a sad-ass town (first form 1899+, second 1971+ third 1974+)