sad

sad
W3S2 [sæd] adj comparative sadder superlative saddest
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1¦(feeling unhappy)¦
2¦(making you unhappy)¦
3¦(not satisfactory)¦
4¦(lonely)¦
5¦(boring)¦
6 sadder and/but wiser
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[: Old English; Origin: sAd 'having had enough']
1.) ¦(FEELING UNHAPPY)¦
unhappy, especially because something unpleasant has happened
≠ ↑happy
feel/look/sound sad
Dad looked sad and worried as he read the letter.
be sad to hear/see/read etc sth
I was very sad to hear that he had died.
sad that
Lilly felt sad that Christmas was over.
sad about
I was sad about the friends I was leaving behind.
sad smile/face/expression etc
There was such a sad look in her eyes.
2.) ¦(MAKING YOU UNHAPPY)¦
a sad event, situation etc makes you feel unhappy
Sorry to hear the sad news .
It was a sad case. The boy ended up in prison.
sad story/song/film etc
a story with a sad ending
it is sad to see/hear etc sth
It was sad to see them arguing all the time.
sad time/day/moment etc
This is a sad day for us all.
3.) ¦(NOT SATISFACTORY)¦
very bad or unacceptable
There aren't enough teachers, which is a sad state of affairs (=bad situation) .
it's sad that/when/if ...
It's sad if people are too afraid to go out alone at night.
the sad fact is (that)
spoken
The sad fact is that prejudice still exists.
Sad to say (=unfortunately) , the country is heading towards civil war.
4.) ¦(LONELY)¦
a sad person has a dull, unhappy, or lonely life
She's a sad character - without any friends at all.
5.) ¦(BORING)¦ informal
boring or not deserving any respect
Stay in on Saturday night? What a sad idea!
6.) sadder and/but wiser
having learned something from an unpleasant experience
He came out of the relationship sadder but wiser.
→↑sadness
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WORD FOCUS: words meaning sad
unhappy sad because of the situation you are in
miserable very sad
depressed sad for a long time, and feeling that your life will never get better
gloomy/glum looking sad
down/down in the dumps sad and without much interest in life - usually not in a serious or permanent way
broken-hearted very sad because someone has ended a romantic relationship with you
homesick sad because you are a long way from your home and your friends
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • sad — (adj.) O.E. sæd sated, from P.Gmc. *sathaz (Cf. O.N. saðr, M.Du. sat, Du. zad, O.H.G. sat, Ger. satt, Goth. saþs satiated ), from PIE *seto (Cf. L. satis enough, sufficient, O.C.S. sytu, Lith …   Etymology dictionary

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