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1. sadness

noun. ['ˈsædnəs'] emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being.

Synonyms

  • feeling
  • dispiritedness
  • rue
  • dolefulness
  • forlornness
  • weepiness
  • desolation
  • dejectedness
  • heaviness
  • misery
  • regret
  • unhappiness
  • cheerlessness
  • melancholy
  • ruefulness
  • tearfulness
  • low-spiritedness
  • uncheerfulness
  • loneliness
  • downheartedness
  • depression
  • lowness

Antonyms

  • happiness
  • joy
  • concern
  • hope

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • sad (English)
  • sad (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Sadness

  • madness
  • fadness
  • badness

Example sentences of the word sadness


1. Noun, singular or mass
The sadness and loss of a breakup often lead to looking for a shoulder to cry on.

2. Verb, base form
The sparkle in his eyes may fade to sadness.

Quotes containing the word sadness


1. I've cried, and you'd think I'd be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life.
- Conor Oberst

2. The rejection that we all take and the sadness and the aggravation and the loss of jobs and all of the things that we live through in our lives, without a sense of humor, I don't know how people make it.
- Marlo Thomas

3. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
- Carl Jung

2. sadness

noun. ['ˈsædnəs'] the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness.

Synonyms

  • gloominess
  • lugubriousness

Antonyms

  • humility
  • liking
  • calmness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • sad (English)
  • sad (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. sadness

noun. ['ˈsædnəs'] the state of being sad.

Synonyms

  • unhappiness
  • mourning
  • poignance
  • sorrowfulness
  • poignancy
  • bereavement

Antonyms

  • pleasure
  • gravity
  • dislike
  • pride

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • sad (English)
  • sad (Middle English (1100-1500))
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