saddish

saddish

(ˈsædɪʃ)
adj
somewhat sad
References in classic literature ?
He set up a little piece of poetry, which he made, himself, out of his own head -- three verses -- kind of sweet and saddish -- the name of it was, "Yes, crush, cold world, this breaking heart" -- and he left that all set up and ready to print in the paper, and didn't charge nothing for it.
Even as the narrator first meets Merrymusk, he notes the wood-sawyer's "latently joyous eye" in his "long saddish face" and explains that this observation offers "the strangest contrast" (56).
The nichey "Desert Blue" from Goldwyn grossed $20,100 for a saddish $4,200 average while the Hollywood insider spoof "Free Enterprise" from tyro Regent barely laughed up $18,500 and a $2,000 per-engagement average.