Definition of SAD in English:

SAD

  • Seasonal affective disorder.

Pronunciation

SAD

/sad/

Definition of sad in English:

sad

adjective

  • 1Feeling or showing sorrow; unhappy:

    ‘I was sad and subdued’
    ‘they looked at her with sad, anxious faces’
    • ‘Maybe it is just a character study of a sad, desperate man and his sad depressing life.’
    • ‘As I saw him off at the airport, I was at once proud of him, sad and anxious - he was my little brother.’
    • ‘It's sad and depressing, and I don't want it to become merely taken for granted and unremarked.’
    • ‘Every time I felt unhappy and sad I just ate what I wanted and made myself sick.’
    • ‘Christmas can be a sad and depressing time for many of us who will be spending it alone.’
    • ‘So, to think about if for very long is quite overwhelming, upsetting and very sad.’
    • ‘The sad depressing reality of it all is that it's far worse than it sounds.’
    • ‘A sad guy in a blue parka shakes his head and pushes a folded bill across the counter.’
    • ‘Her sad blue eyes immediately started to sparkle at the mention of the man she loved.’
    • ‘So if you're ever depressed, sad or lonely, go and have yourself some clear soup and get real with Dr. Phil.’
    • ‘There was a sad, almost tearful glimmer in the older man's eyes I couldn't make out.’
    • ‘The last twenty years of Plumb's life were increasingly sad, lonely and unhappy.’
    • ‘His son had been killed and he was a sad broken old man with a terrible tale to tell.’
    • ‘She cast a sad momentary glance around the room then stood up to retrieve her coat.’
    • ‘This may sound horribly sad and depressing to all you free teens but in fact I liked the quiet life.’
    • ‘For a few it is a constant companion, shading even the brightest of days, rendering them sad and melancholy.’
    • ‘I can feel depressed and sad enough just knowing about tragedy in a generalized sense.’
    • ‘A year ago I arrived at her door sad, depressed, suicidal, and tormented by my demons.’
    • ‘The blue fish was right next to him, and he seemed kinda sad and depressed, so I bought him, too.’
    unhappy, sorrowful, dejected, regretful, depressed, downcast, miserable, downhearted, down, despondent, despairing, disconsolate, out of sorts, desolate, bowed down, wretched, glum, gloomy, doleful, dismal, blue, melancholy, melancholic, low-spirited, mournful, woeful, woebegone, forlorn, crestfallen, broken-hearted, heartbroken, inconsolable, grief-stricken
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    1. 1.1 Causing or characterized by sorrow or regret; unfortunate and regrettable:
      ‘he told her the sad story of his life’
      ‘a sad day for us all’
      • ‘I think it is a sad reflection on society that teenage girls can get pregnant.’
      • ‘But it will be a sad reflection on his stewardship of Scotland's first administration.’
      • ‘There was a kind of sad regret in her voice despite the practicality of her words, and her eyes betrayed what she was saying.’
      • ‘Anyone tempted to think this is a sad story of dependence would be wrong.’
      • ‘Two nights out with two of my oldest friends, each with a different and sad story about life in London in 2003.’
      • ‘These are not romantic, but sad stories in the annals of immigrant experiences.’
      • ‘It seems to be the sad story of most weekends that the weather turns to windy.’
      • ‘It is a sad story and ironic in a way because so many French couples don't want children.’
      • ‘It is a sad and extraordinary story, and one that needed to be told.’
      • ‘The whole sad story indicates how badly the police force has dealt with the concerns of women.’
      • ‘The woman who helped my mother was in a very sad situation, unfortunately not uncommon at the time.’
      • ‘Her biography of Nietzsche is a double hagiography, comic and almost sad in its reflection of her own will to power.’
      • ‘It is a sad reflection on our societies that we have to escape from reality in these ways.’
      • ‘I watch coverage of both sad stories with resignation and with great sorrow for the suffering.’
      • ‘Here in Toronto we have our own sad and terrifying story of inaction in the face of murder.’
      • ‘The story is a sad indictment of the values now perhaps inevitably prevailing in the entertainment business.’
      • ‘In his autobiography Russell reports this sad interlude with agonized regret.’
      • ‘The fifth column this week is a sad reflection of what journalism has come to.’
      • ‘A sad and unfortunate chain of events last night has rendered my computer useless.’
      • ‘Why then should we close the pubs because of one sad and unfortunate accident in Bradshawgate?’
      • ‘The problem is that what the challenger had to say and do to be elected is a sad reflection of American politics today.’
      tragic, unhappy, unfortunate, awful, sorrowful, miserable, cheerless, wretched, sorry, pitiful, pitiable, grievous, traumatic, upsetting, depressing, distressing, dispiriting, heartbreaking, heart-rending, agonizing, harrowing
      unfortunate, regrettable, sorry, wretched, deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, pitiable, pathetic, shameful, disgraceful
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  • 2informal Pathetically inadequate or unfashionable:

    ‘the show is tongue-in-cheek—anyone who takes it seriously is a bit sad’
    • ‘The women defending the practice of underage sex seem terribly sad to me.’
    • ‘The sad thing about finishing second at the Masters is that you are so easily forgotten’
    • ‘I'm sure that I'm sounding like either a pathetic lovelorn teenager or a sad bitter queen.’
    • ‘There's no shame in being on your own, but eating that sort of rubbish - now that is sad.’
    • ‘I now feel sad and inadequate that I don't have enough bookmarks to make filing and indexing them an issue.’
    • ‘A goal by senior player Tony Scroope after just 90 seconds proved a sad indicator of the mismatch.’
    • ‘Human nature and its failings are given a crude inspection, at times becoming a sad, pathetic spectacle.’
    • ‘Food shopping as I've said before is one of the highlights of my pathetically sad week.’
    • ‘It's sad that they leave rubbish behind and equally sad that the resources of the council have to be deployed to clear it up.’
    • ‘It is a sad and pathetic world outlook that we are hearing from the National Party.’
    • ‘Even if you are very successful in other areas, your poor sad mind is not being given a chance to be free.’
    • ‘Well, if you want to know how sad and pathetic a scene it was, you can get the same feeling here.’
    • ‘I think there a couple of pretty sad, tatty tapes from rehearsals at our parents' place.’
    • ‘It could be cool, or on the other hand, it could be incredibly sad and pathetic.’
    • ‘It's a sad and pathetic conclusion but I see no evidence that suggests any different.’
    • ‘It is no art, just a sad, quite sad, attempt at craft, clever and crude, for commerce.’
    • ‘I'm now in the sad position of not having a pair of pants left that don't require a degree of cinching under my belt.’
    • ‘John Sweeney has attempted a sad little smear against his foe which rebounded in terrible fashion on him.’
    • ‘I'd just go back to my hotel and eat a sad grilled cheese sandwich and watch something depressing on television.’
    substandard, below standard, below par, bad, deficient, defective, faulty, imperfect, inferior, mediocre
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  • 3(of dough) heavy through having failed to rise.

Origin

Old English sæd ‘sated, weary’, also ‘weighty, dense’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zat and German satt, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin satis enough. The original meaning was replaced in Middle English by the senses ‘steadfast, firm’ and ‘serious, sober’, and later ‘sorrowful’.

Pronunciation

sad

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