having a face characterized by or expressing sorrow.

Origin of sad-faced

First recorded in 1580–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sad-faced

Contemporary Examples of sad-faced

Historical Examples of sad-faced

  • A thin, sad-faced woman told them that Mr. Stratman was in his office.


    Jane Abbott

  • As one sad-faced mother said to me the other day, "They get out of the home so early!"

  • "What a sad-faced child the smaller one is," observed Faith.

    The Lilac Lady

    Ruth Alberta Brown

  • The solemn, sad-faced chiefs took the clothes and put them on.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye

  • Carmen and Pedro's mother, silent and sad-faced, made their way to their box.

    The Little Spanish Dancer

    Madeline Brandeis