(comparative sadder, superlative saddest)
- Francis Bacon
- ripe and sad courage
- Ld. Berners
- which treaty was wisely handled by sad and discrete counsel of both parties
- Of colours: dark, deep; later, sombre, dull.
- Feeling sorrow; sorrowful, mournful.
- She gets sad when he's away.
- Appearing sorrowful.
- The puppy had a sad little face.
- Causing sorrow; lamentable.
- It's a sad fact that most rapes go unreported.
- Poor in quality, bad; shameful, deplorable; later, regrettable, poor.
- That's the saddest-looking pickup truck I've ever seen.
- (slang) Unfashionable; socially inadequate or undesirable.
- I can't believe you use drugs; you're so sad!
- (dialect) Soggy (to refer to pastries).
- Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad.
From Middle English sad, from Old English sÃ¦d (“sated with, weary of, satiated, filled, full"), from Proto-Germanic *sadaz (“sated, satisfied"), from Proto-Indo-European *sehâ‚‚- (“to satiate, satisfy"). Cognate with West Frisian sÃªd, Dutch zat (“sated, drunk"), German satt (“well-fed, full"), Danish sat, Norwegian sad, Gothic ðƒðŒ°ðŒ¸ðƒ (saÃ¾s, “full, satisfied"), and through Indo-European, with Latin satur (“well-fed, sated"). Related to sate.