Synonyms of sad in English:

sad


See definition of sad

adjective

1‘every one of us felt sad at having to part company’

SYNONYMS

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

informal down in the mouth, down in the dumps

ANTONYMS

happy, cheerful

2‘people who knew her sad story have helped her’

SYNONYMS

tragic, unhappy, unfortunate, awful, sorrowful, miserable, cheerless, wretched, sorry, pitiful, pitiable, grievous, traumatic, upsetting, depressing, distressing, dispiriting, heartbreaking, heart-rending, agonizing, harrowing

rare distressful

ANTONYMS

cheerful, amusing, comic

3‘this is a sad state of affairs’

SYNONYMS

unfortunate, regrettable, sorry, wretched, deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, pitiable, pathetic, shameful, disgraceful

ANTONYMS

fortunate