Another Word For Sad

Sad means feeling or showing sorrow; unhappy. It conveys a state of emotional distress resulting from disappointment, loss, or other adverse circumstances. Read on for synonym and other words for Sad.

Sad in a sentence
She felt very sad after hearing the bad news.

"Sad" 15 synonyms and related terms with examples

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He was unhappy with the results of his exam.


The news of her friend's accident left her in a sorrowful state.


Despite his efforts, he was often found feeling downcast and defeated.


The mournful cries of the child echoed in the hospital corridor.


It was a gloomy day, and his mood matched the weather.


After losing his job, he felt deeply depressed and struggled to find motivation.


The melancholy tunes of the old piano filled the room with a somber atmosphere.


She felt despondent after failing to secure the job she wanted.


He tried to stay positive but often felt downhearted about his chances.


After the defeat, the team was dispirited and silent.


The forlorn expression on her face told a story of long-lost hope.


His woeful eyes revealed his inner turmoil.


She was heartbroken when she heard that her pet had run away.


The doleful tune of the violin matched his mood perfectly.


Feeling dejected after the rejection, he decided to take a walk to clear his mind.

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Sad mama dog reunites with her lost puppies. A dog mama named Cora ended up in a shelter after her owner had taken her babies away from her. Depressed, she wouldn’t move away from a corner, so The Marin Humane Society tracked down Cora’s puppies and reunited the family posted on BeAmazed
So my sister got married this weekend and sadly her mother (and mine) passed away in Feb of 2000. However she made a little appearance thanks to Photoshop. This was a beautiful thing done by her photographer. posted on pics
We thought it was sad that most women only get to wear their wedding dress once, so we invited all the women coming to our non-traditional wedding to wear their old wedding dresses again! posted on pics
Every year I fall victim to SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). This year I started taking my neighbors dog for walks, and his joy for life has kept me positive through the long winter. posted on aww
Butterflies will sometimes land on a Caiman and drink its salty, crocodile tears to in order to survive. This helps the Caiman to feel both less sad and more fabulous. posted on pics
It's a little sad to think that we'll never see another official Pokémon game like this again. Farewell, 2D sprite era. You'll always have a special place in my heart. posted on pokemon
Today I was extremely sad and I thought "I can't wait to go home and see my cat, he will make me happy". Ok well I found out he was more depressed than me posted on Wellthatsucks
I've lost a lot of weight, a lot of sadness, and a little facial hair. I've gained a whole new appreciation for life. Remember to always love yourself posted on pics
My kid was a little sad after not seeing any other costumes like his, and then this LEGEND of a teenager showed up and did what legends do. posted on MadeMeSmile
I can't think of an adequate title, this is just sad. I hope you're all doing OK. Sending you love from Canada. posted on WhitePeopleTwitter

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Semordnilap is a word or phrase that forms a different word or phrase when spelled backward. Unlike palindromes, semordnilaps create entirely new meanings. For example, "stressed" spelled backward is "desserts."

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