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sad

  

      adj   , sadder, saddest  
1    feeling sorrow; unhappy  
2    causing, suggestive, or expressive of such feelings  
a sad story     
3    unfortunate; unsatisfactory; shabby; deplorable  
her clothes were in a sad state     
4      (Brit)  
informal   ludicrously contemptible; pathetic  
he's a sad, boring little wimp     
5    (of pastry, cakes, etc.) not having risen fully; heavy  
6    (of a colour) lacking brightness; dull or dark  
7    Archaic   serious; grave  
     (Old English sæd weary; related to Old Norse sathr, Gothic saths, Latin satur, satis enough)  
  sadly      adv  
   sadness             n  
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sadness

  
  
bleakness, cheerlessness, dejection, depression, despondency, dolefulness, dolour     (poetic)   gloominess, grief, heavy heart, melancholy, misery, mournfulness, poignancy, sorrow, sorrowfulness, the blues, the dumps     (informal)   the hump     (Brit. informal)   tragedy, unhappiness, wretchedness  

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n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
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