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SAD

abbr.
seasonal affective disorder

sad

 (săd)
adj. sad·der, sad·dest
1. Showing, expressing, or feeling sorrow or unhappiness: a sad face.
2. Causing sorrow or gloom; depressing: a sad movie; sad news.
3. Deplorable or inadequate; sorry: a sad state of affairs; a sad excuse.
4. Dark-hued; somber.

[Middle English, weary, sorrowful, from Old English sæd, sated, weary; see sā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

sad′ly adv.
sad′ness n.
Synonyms: sad, melancholy, sorrowful, doleful, woebegone, desolate
These adjectives mean affected with or marked by unhappiness, as that caused by affliction. Sad is the most general: "Better by far you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad" (Christina Rossetti).
Melancholy can refer to lingering or habitual somberness or sadness: a melancholy poet's gloomy introspection. Sorrowful applies to emotional pain as that resulting from loss: sorrowful mourners at the funeral. Doleful describes what is mournful or morose: the doleful expression of a reprimanded child. Woebegone suggests grief or wretchedness, especially as reflected in a person's appearance: "His sorrow ... made him look ... haggard and ... woebegone" (George du Maurier).
Desolate applies to one that is beyond consolation: "Now she was desolate, a widow in a foreign country" (Nigel Hamilton).

sad

(sæd)
adj, sadder or saddest
1. feeling sorrow; unhappy
2. causing, suggestive, or expressive of such feelings: a sad story.
3. unfortunate; unsatisfactory; shabby; deplorable: her clothes were in a sad state.
4. informal Brit ludicrously contemptible; pathetic: he's a sad, boring little wimp.
5. (Cookery) (of pastry, cakes, etc) not having risen fully; heavy
6. (of a colour) lacking brightness; dull or dark
7. archaic serious; grave
vb
NZ to express sadness or displeasure strongly
[Old English sæd weary; related to Old Norse sathr, Gothic saths, Latin satur, satis enough]
ˈsadly adv
ˈsadness n

SAD

abbreviation for
(Psychology) seasonal affective disorder

sad

(sæd)

adj. sad•der, sad•dest.
1. affected by unhappiness or grief; sorrowful or mournful: to feel sad.
2. expressive of or characterized by sorrow: a sad song.
3. causing sorrow: sad news.
4. (of color) somber or dull; drab.
5. deplorably bad; sorry: a sad attempt.
6. Obs. firm or steadfast.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English sæd grave, heavy, weary, orig. sated, full]
sad′ly, adv.
sad′ness, n.

SAD

seasonal affective disorder.

happy

sad

There are a number of adjectives which are used to indicate how happy or sad someone is. The adjectives in the following list are arranged from 'most happy' to 'least happy':

  • ecstatic, elated, euphoric
    His wife gave birth to their first child, and he was ecstatic about it.
    'That was one of the best races of my life,' said an elated Hakkinen.
    It had received euphoric support from the public.
  • joyful, radiant, jubilant
    A wedding is a joyful celebration of love.
    On her wedding day the bride looked truly radiant.
    Hogg was jubilant after winning the men's doubles for the 10th time.
  • happy, cheerful, jolly
    Marina was a confident, happy child.
    They are both very cheerful in spite of their colds.
    She was a jolly, kindhearted woman.
  • light-hearted
    They were light-hearted and prepared to enjoy life.
  • contented, fulfilled
    She was gazing at him with a soft, contented smile on her face.
    I feel more fulfilled doing this than I've ever done.
  • dissatisfied, moody, discontented
    82% of voters are dissatisfied with the way their country is being governed.
    David's mother was unstable and moody.
    The government tried to appease discontented workers.
  • sad, unhappy, depressed, gloomy, glum, dejected, despondent, dispirited
    I'd grown fond of our little house and felt sad to leave it.
    Her marriage is in trouble and she is desperately unhappy.
    She's been very depressed and upset about this whole situation.
    Do you tend to be over-serious or gloomy?
    She was very glum and was obviously missing her children.
    Everyone has days when they feel dejected or down.
    I feel despondent when my work is rejected.
    I left eventually at six o'clock feeling utterly dispirited and depressed.
  • miserable, wretched
    I took a series of badly paid secretarial jobs which made me really miserable.
    I feel really confused and wretched.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.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
glad - showing or causing joy and pleasure; especially made happy; "glad you are here"; "glad that they succeeded"; "gave a glad shout"; "a glad smile"; "heard the glad news"; "a glad occasion"
2.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
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
3.sad - bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"

sad

adjective
2. tragic, moving, upsetting, dark, sorry, depressing, disastrous, dismal, pathetic, poignant, harrowing, grievous, pitiful, calamitous, heart-rending, pitiable the sad news that he had been killed in a motor-cycle accident
3. deplorable, bad, sorry, terrible, distressing, unfortunate, miserable, dismal, shabby, heartbreaking, regrettable, lamentable, wretched, to be deplored It's a sad truth that children are the biggest victims of passive smoking.
deplorable good
4. ridiculous, silly, pathetic, sorry, foolish-looking sad old bikers

sad

adjective
Translations
smutný
ked af detbedrøvet
surullinen
tristedépression hivernalemalheureux
tužan
dapur
悲しい
슬픈
bēdīgsnoskumisskumjš
žalosten
ledsen
เศร้า
buồn rầu

sad

[sæd]
A. ADJ (sadder (compar) (saddest (superl)))
1. (= unhappy) [person, eyes, smile] → triste
I'm sad that I won't be able to play football any moreestoy triste porque no voy a poder volver a jugar al fútbolme entristece no poder volver a jugar al fútbol
we were sad about or at the news of her illnessnos entristeció or nos apenó enterarnos de su enfermedad
to become sadentristecerse, ponerse triste
to feel sadsentirse triste, estar triste
to grow sad = to become sad
to be sad at heartestar profundamente tristetener el corazón oprimido
to make sb sadentristecer or poner triste a algn
he left a sadder and a wiser mancuando se marchó era un hombre escarmentado
2. (= distressing) [story, occasion, loss] → triste; [news] → malo, triste
it is my sad duty to inform you thattengo el penoso deber de informarle de que ...
the sad fact or truth is thatla triste realidad es que ...
how sad!¡qué triste!, ¡qué pena!
it is sad to see such expertise wastedes lamentable or da pena ver tanta pericia echada a perder
it was a sad sightera una triste escena
3. (= deplorable) [situation, state of affairs] → lamentable, penoso
it's a sad businesses un asunto lamentable
a sad mistakeun error lamentable
sad to saylamentablemente
4. (pej) (= pathetic) [performance, attempt, joke] → penoso
what sad people they must be if they have to complain about a little innocent funsi se quejan de que la gente lo pase bien un rato es realmente como para tenerles pena
B. CPD sad sack N (US) → inútil mf
SAD

Position of "triste"
You should generally put triste after the noun when translating sad in the sense of "unhappy", and before the noun in the sense of "distressing": He always seemed a sad little boy Siempre pareció un niño triste ...the sad reality... ...la triste realidad...

SAD

[ˈsæd] n (=seasonal affective disorder) → dépression f saisonnière

sad

[ˈsæd] adj
(= unhappy) [person, feeling] → triste
to be sad to see sth
He was sad to see her go → Il était triste de la voir partir.
to be sad that ...
I'm sad that they're splitting up → Ça m'attriste qu'ils se séparent., Ça me rend triste qu'ils se séparent.
to feel sad → être triste
to make sb feel sad → rendre qn triste
(= causing sadness) [news, tale] → triste; [film, book, ending] → triste
I have some sad news for you → J'ai une triste nouvelle à t'apprendre.
Something very sad happened yesterday → Il s'est passé quelque chose de très triste hier.
sad to say, ... → malheureusement, ...
(= deplorable) [lack, failure] → triste, fâcheux/euse
it's a sad state of affairs → c'est une situation bien triste, c'est une situation bien fâcheuse
It's a sad state of affairs when people are afraid to go out at night → C'est bien triste que les gens aient peur de sortir la nuit.
(= socially inadequate) [person] → paumé(e)
sad computer nerds → des informaticiens binoclards paumés sad case n (socially inadequate person) he's a real sad case → c'est un pauvre type

sad

adj (+er)
traurig; lossschmerzlich; disappointmentschlimm; mistake, lackbedauerlich; to feel sadtraurig sein; he was sad to see her goer war betrübt, dass sie wegging; it makes me sad to think that …der Gedanke betrübt mich, dass …; to be sad at heart (liter)zutiefst betrübt sein (geh); he left a sadder and wiser maner ging betrübt und geläutert weg; the sad death of our fatherder schmerzliche Verlust unseres Vaters; how sad for you!wie schrecklich für Sie!, wie traurig!; a sad state of affairseine traurige Sache; it’s a sad businesses ist eine traurige Angelegenheit; the sad fact/truth is that …die traurige Wahrheit ist, dass …; sad to say, … (= regrettably)bedauerlicherweise
(inf) (= pathetic)bedauernswert; (= unfashionable)uncool (inf); what sad people they must be if they have nothing better to dowas für bedauernswerte Menschen, die nichts Besseres zu tun haben; she’s a sad casesie ist ein bedauernswerter Fall; it’s pretty sad stuff for a writer of his abilityfür einen Schriftsteller seines Formats ist das traurig

sad

:
sad-eyed
adjtraurig blickend attr
sad-faced

sad

[sæd] adj (-der (comp) (-dest (superl)))
a. (sorrowful, depressing) → triste
to make sb sad → rattristare qn
how sad! → che tristezza!
sadder but wiser → maturato/a dall'esperienza
b. (deplorable) → deplorevole
sad but true → è triste ma è così
it's a sad state of affairs when ... → la situazione è proprio triste quando...

sad

(sӕd) adjective
unhappy or causing unhappiness. She's sad because her son is ill; a sad face.
ˈsadness noun
ˈsadden verb
to make or become sad. She was saddened by her son's ingratitude.
ˈsadly adverb
He stared sadly at the ruins of his house.

sad

حَزِين smutný ked af det traurig λυπημένος triste surullinen triste tužan triste 悲しい 슬픈 treurig trist smutny triste печальный ledsen เศร้า üzgün buồn rầu 悲伤的

sad

a. triste, desconsolado-a.

sad

adj (comp sadder; super saddest) triste
References in classic literature ?
That stupid high heel turned and gave me a sad wrench.
She is so sad,' she whispered, as she wiped her wet hands on her skirt and took the things grandmother handed her.
Eyeing the sad spectacle with an angry countenance, the sturdy woodsman, for the first time since his entering the plain, spoke intelligibly and aloud:
A kindly eyed, sad woman with a basket on her knee smiled upon Andrews with the familiarity of an old acquaintance.
This sad affair had chanced about thirty years before the action of our story commences.
Now I had lived in this happy place three years, but sad changes were about to come over us.
But her heart yearned with sad tenderness for all that she was to leave behind.
He could not understand her sad face or the tears that rolled silently down her cheeks from time to time; for Hannah had always represented her aunt Miranda as an irascible, parsimonious old woman, who would be no loss to the world whenever she should elect to disappear from it.
tis a sad thing for sportsmen to lose a day's pleasure.
A sad tale--yes, a sad tale; but all was sad in those days.
And the world is sad enough without our writing books to make it sadder.
So she did her mother's bidding, and, standing one day by the window, she looked away into the far distance as if she were very sad.