[ sad-feyst ]

  1. having a face characterized by or expressing sorrow.

Origin of sad-faced

First recorded in 1580–90

Words Nearby sad-faced Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sad-faced in a sentence

  • A sad-faced orange Star of David flashed across the iPhone screen as we swiped left on “James” (not his real name).

    My Week on Jewish Tinder | Emily Shire | January 5, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • A sea of serious, sad-faced guys, some in uniform, some not, all trying to hold it together for you, and for T.

  • She was waving her handkerchief to a sad-faced man, who stood on the spot which Cornelia had vacated but a minute before.

    Flaming June | Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Scores of sad-faced Yale spectators were heard expressing regret that Frank Merriwell had not been used in the game.

    Frank Merriwell's Races | Burt L. Standish
  • In the front row of the spectators sat Mrs. Arnold, thin-lipped and cold, beside a sad-faced woman in black.

    The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • Sometimes when he sat near a sad-faced classmate, he knew instinctively that here was a fellow equally in need of friendship.

    The Young Pitcher | Zane Grey
  • They encountered a tall, slight, sad-faced man clad in black.