sadden

[sad-n]

verb (used with or without object)

to make or become sad.

Nearby words

  1. sadaqat,
  2. sadat,
  3. sadat, anwar,
  4. saddam hussein,
  5. saddelry,
  6. sadder but wiser,
  7. saddharma-pundarika,
  8. saddle,
  9. saddle back,
  10. saddle blanket

Origin of sadden

First recorded in 1590–1600; sad + -en1

Related formssad·den·ing·ly, adverbun·sad·dened, adjective

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sadden


British Dictionary definitions for sadden

sadden

verb

to make or become sad
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for sadden

sadden

v.

"to make sorrowful," 1620s, from sad + -en (1). Earlier verb was simply sade, from Old English sadian, which also could be the immediate source of the modern verb. Intransitive meaning "to become sad" is from 1718. Related: Saddened; saddening.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper