sadness

[ sad-nis ]
/ ˈsæd nɪs /

noun

the quality or state of being sad; sorrow: It’s frustrating to know the sadness you’re feeling and not be able to help you.
an instance of sorrow: How can you be so unaware of the sadnesses these children have experienced?

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Origin of sadness

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English sadnesse; sad + -ness
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