sad

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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.

Origin of sad

before 1000; Middle English; Old English sæd grave, heavy, weary, orig. sated, full; cognate with German satt, Gothic saths full, satisfied; akin to Latin satis enough, satur sated, Greek hádēn enough. See satiate, saturate
Related formssad·ly, adverbsad·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sadly (1 of 2)

SAD


abbreviation for

seasonal affective disorder

British Dictionary definitions for sadly (2 of 2)

sad

/ (sæd) /

adjective sadder or saddest

verb

NZ to express sadness or displeasure strongly
Derived Formssadly, adverbsadness, noun

Word Origin for sad

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

SAD


abbr.

seasonal affective disorder
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