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Webster 1913 Edition


Sadness

Sad′ness

,
Noun.
1.
Heaviness; firmness.
[Obs.]
2.
Seriousness; gravity; discretion.
[Obs.]
Her
sadness
and her benignity.
Chaucer.
3.
Quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess; sorrowfulness; dejection.
Dim
sadness
did not spare
That time celestial visages.
Milton.
Syn. – Sorrow; heaviness; dejection. See
Grief
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Sadness

SAD'NESS

, n.
1.
Sorrowfulness; mournfulness; dejection of mind; as grief and sadness at the memory of sin.
2.
A melancholy look; gloom of countenance.
Dim sadness did not spare Celestial visages.
3.
Seriousness; sedate gravity. Let every thing in a mournful subject have an air of sadness.

Definition 2022


sadness

sadness

English

Noun

sadness (countable and uncountable, plural sadnesses)

  1. (uncountable) The state or emotion of being sad.
  2. (countable) An event in one's life that causes sadness.
    She has experienced many sadnesses in her forty years.

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