feel blue

Be depressed or sad, as in I was really feeling blue after she told me she was leaving. The use of blue to mean “sad” dates from the late 1300s. See also blue funk, def. 2; have the blues.

Words Nearby feel blue

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How to use feel blue in a sentence

  • But it does no good to feel blue over it; you'll come back again all right, anyway.

    With Sully into the Sioux Land | Joseph Mills Hanson
  • I am still around among wounded same, but will not make you feel blue by filling my letter with sad particulars.

    The Wound Dresser | Walt Whitman
  • It's enough to make a fellow feel blue, listenin' to her complainin' and groanin' all the time.

    Jack's Ward | Horatio Alger, Jr.
  • Even the faint odor of carbolic acid, compounded with that of other unknown chemicals, was enough to make a man feel blue.

    The Brute | Frederic Arnold Kummer
  • I can feel blue lightning chasing up and down my spine right now.

    Baby Mine | Margaret Mayo