verb (used with or without object)
- sadat, anwar,
- saddam hussein,
- sadder but wiser,
- saddle back,
- saddle blanket
Origin of sadden
Examples from the Web for saddened
When I think of the many rape victims who never come forward, who have been silenced in the same fashion, I am saddened.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And so the world was shocked and saddened to hear about his severe brain injury in the Alps last Sunday morning.Brain Bleed: Why Michael Schumacher’s Helmet Wasn’t Enough|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad|January 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was “saddened,” he said, but the break in technical talks, he added, was just a “pause.”Iranian Bombs and Black Swans in the Nuclear Negotiations|Christopher Dickey|December 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news.Actor Paul Walker, Star of ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Films, Dies In Car Crash|Marlow Stern|December 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I want to ask, saddened, angry, and yet impressed by the two artists working the phones.
Four more figures from the old façade, now standing outside the Porta Romana of Florence, are misused and saddened relics.Donatello|David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
She carries it a long time, saddened and oppressed by it, till at last she can bear it no longer.Hawthorne|Henry James, Junr.
She put the envelope and its contents away, and, saddened and subdued, fought bravely to return to her former self.
We have been saddened justly; but why should we be disconcerted?Sermons|J. B. Lightfoot
It was truly a via dolorosa, and we walked on it with saddened hearts, musing on the awful sufferings our countrymen had endured.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877|James Kennedy
"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.