• WordNet 3.6
    • adj sad bad; unfortunate "my finances were in a deplorable state","a lamentable decision","her clothes were in sad shape","a sorry state of affairs"
    • adj sad experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness "feeling sad because his dog had died","Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti"
    • adj sad of things that make you feel sad "sad news","she doesn't like sad movies","it was a very sad story","When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise
    • Sad Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful. "First were we sad , fearing you would not come;
      Now sadder , that you come so unprovided."
      "The angelic guards ascended, mute and sad ."
    • Sad Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune.
    • Sad Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors. "Sad -colored clothes.""Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colors."
    • Sad Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard. "His hand, more sad than lump of lead.""Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad ."
    • Sad Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked. "Sad tipsy fellows, both of them."
    • Sad Sated; satisfied; weary; tired. "Yet of that art they can not waxen sad ,
      For unto them it is a bitter sweet."
    • Sad Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous. "Ripe and sad courage.""Lady Catharine, a sad and religious woman.""Which treaty was wisely handled by sad and discrete counsel of both parties."
    • v. t Sad To make sorrowful; to sadden. "How it sadded the minister's spirits!"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On September 13th, 1916 an elephant that had killed a man was hanged until dead from a rail road crain in Erwin, Tennesee. On their first attempt the elephant fell to the ground. It was very sad.
    • sad Full; having had one's fill; sated; surfeited; hence, satiated; wearied; tired; sick.
    • sad Heavy; weighty; ponderous.
    • sad Firm; solid; fixed.
    • sad Close; compact; hard; stiff; not light or soft.
    • sad Heavy; soggy; doughy; that has not risen well: as, sad bread.
    • sad Weighty; important; momentous.
    • sad Strong; stout: said of a person or an animal.
    • sad Settled; fixed; resolute.
    • sad Steadfast; constant; trusty; faithful.
    • sad Sober; serious; grave; sedate; discreet; responsible; wise; sage.
    • sad Sorrowful; melancholy; mournful; dejected.
    • sad Expressing or marked by sorrow or melancholy.
    • sad Having the external appearance of sorrow; gloomy; downcast: as, a sad countenance.
    • sad Distressing; grievous; disastrous: as, a sad accident; a sad disappointment.
    • sad Troublesome; trying; bad; wicked: sometimes used jocularly: as, a sad grumbler; a sad rogue.
    • sad Dark; somber; sober; quiet: applied to color: as, a sad brown.
    • sad = Syn. 11 and
    • sad Depressed, cheerless, desponding, disconsolate.
    • sad Dire, deplorable.
    • sad To make firm.
    • sad To strengthen; establish; confirm.
    • sad To sadden; make sorrowful; grieve.
    • sad Strongly; stiffly.
    • sad Soberly; prudently; discreetly.
    • sad Closely; firmly: as, to lie sad.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Did you know that you can actually die from a broken heart? Studies have shown that people who had experienced great loss or sadness can develop cracks in their heart which could lead to death.
    • adj Sad sad (comp. Sad′der, superl. Sad′dest), sorrowful: serious: cast down: calamitous: weary: sombre: stiff: doughy: dejected: troublesome: sober, dark-coloured:
    • v.t Sad to grieve
    • v.i Sad to grow sad
    • adj Sad (obs.) ponderous, heavy
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  • Henry Chadwick
    Henry Chadwick
    “A Church which has lost its memory is in a sad state of senility.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “The world is sad enough without your woe.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Remember that your failures are the seeds of your most glorious successes. Be sad if you must, but don't despair.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.”
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    “So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. sad, sated, tired, satisfied, firm, steadfast, AS. sæd, satisfied, sated; akin to D. zat, OS. sad, G. satt, OHG. sat, Icel. saðr, saddr, Goth. saþs, Lith. sotus, L. sat, satis, enough, satur, sated, Gr. 'a`menai to satiate, 'a`dnh enough. Cf. Assets Sate Satiate Satisfy Satire
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sæd, sated, weary; cf. Dut. zat, Ger. satt; L. sat, satis.


In literature:

I live alone and I'm not sad.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
They were never pensive, nor given to that sober sadness which is prone to sympathy.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
An old woman passed by, and asked them why they were so sad.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Dressing was sad work to Ellen to-day; it went on very heavily.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Her disappointment deepened into sadness unutterable, a sadness that was too profound for anger, a sadness beyond words.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
But a great sadness came over him at the thought that his life must end miserably in this dungeon.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
She had felt lonely at Wetherill House, and missed her mother sadly.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
My father forgave me; but I remained rather sad and then my mother sent me, with the porter's big son, to take a walk on the Corso.
"Cuore (Heart)" by Edmondo De Amicis
The Saint was very sad.
"The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts" by Abbie Farwell Brown
To-day, after Miss Hallam's departure, I dropped into my now chronic state of listlessness and sadness.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill

In poetry:

Sadly the winds change, and the rain
Comes where the sunlight fell:
Sad is our story, told again,
Which past years told so well!
"Why Sad To-Day?" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
Some look in all things made her sigh,
Yea! sad to her the morning sky:
'So sad! so sad its beauty seems'--
I hear her say it still in dreams.
"Spirit Of Sadness" by Richard Le Gallienne
Sad is my Day, and sad my lingring Night,
When wrapt in silent Grief I weep alone,
Delia is lost, and all my past Delight
Is now the Source of unavailing Moan.
"Elegy IX: He has lost Delia" by James Hammond
And why should I be sad?
And why should you be glad?
To-morrow will come
With the sunrise gun,
When I may be glad
While you may be sad — Ah, should I not wait till then?
"With The Sunrise Gun" by James Edwin Campbell
The poet wrought a song of sadness, fraught
With all the pain the world's sad heart hath proved;
He sang of doubt, and dreams that end in naught ...
Then, smiling, turned and kissed the lips he loved.
"Antithesis" by Leigh Gordon Giltner
Ours is a still town, a sad town, a sober town,
Still lie the dun roads all empty in the sun,
Sad comes the day up and sad falls the night down,
And sadly go we sleepwise when the day's watch is done!
"The Dancers (For Edwin Arlington Robinson)" by Margaret Widdemer

In news:

Sadly, Democrats have managed to trick a lot of black Americans into believing that the GOP is a racist party.
Sadly, after this interview his show at the Electric Factory was postponed.
House foreclosures are sad for the people losing their homes.
Sad news to report from the Toronto, Canada, stop of the Warped Tour, as a 19-year-old female concertgoer died while in the crowd earlier today (July 15) during the band Chelsea Grin's afternoon set.
Still, I will be sad when they are gone.
This worldly absolution from any guilt or sadness she felt between the time she said no to me and the time she said yes to him.
I have witnessed change and growth in the neighborhood, inevitable I suppose, but sad too.
Some very sad news received out of the Slayer camp.
Somebody write me a sad, sad song about lost love because my favorite couple in the history of time.
Sadly, no cats or corgis were involved as far as we know.
' Cul de Sac,' sadly, comes to an end.
' Cul de Sac ,' sadly, comes to an end.
Flimsy excuse sad end for Isaiah Crowell.
Depression is more than just being sad.
Sadly, that's a smart strategy, even though it limits the company's potential customer base.

In science:

Lemma 6) on the total weight of uncovered sets that are not uncovered in sad and then we give a bound (i.e.
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Lemma 7) on the number of agents that are off in sad but on at the end of Phase 1.
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Let L and R denote the set of agents that are on and off in sad , respectively.
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The lemma shows that such additional cost is at most cost(sad ).
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When i updates, he plays sad i with probability pi or best response with probability 1 − pi .
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