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adjective, sad·der, sad·dest.

affected by unhappiness or grief; sorrowful or mournful: to feel sad because a close friend has moved away.
expressive of or characterized by sorrow: sad looks; a sad song.
causing sorrow: a sad disappointment; sad news.
(of color) somber, dark, or dull; drab.
deplorably bad; sorry: a sad attempt.
Obsolete. firm or steadfast.

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Origin of sad

before 1000; Middle English; Old English sæd grave, heavy, weary, originally sated, full; cognate with German satt,Gothic saths full, satisfied; akin to Latin satis enough, satur sated, Greek hádēn enough. See satiate, saturate

OTHER WORDS FROM sad

sadly, adverbsadness, noun

Definition for sad (2 of 3)

SAD

seasonal affective disorder.

Definition for sad (3 of 3)

sād
[ sahd ]
/ sɑd /

noun

the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of sād

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for sad (1 of 2)

sad
/ (sæd) /

adjective sadder or saddest

verb

NZ to express sadness or displeasure strongly

Derived forms of sad

sadly, adverbsadness, noun

Word Origin for sad

Old English sæd weary; related to Old Norse sathr, Gothic saths, Latin satur, satis enough

British Dictionary definitions for sad (2 of 2)

SAD

abbreviation for

seasonal affective disorder
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Medical definitions for sad

SAD

abbr.

seasonal affective disorder
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