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Meaning & Definition of Sadness in English

English

Sadness

/sædnəs/

noun

1. Emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

    synonym:
  • sadness
  • ,
  • unhappiness

2. The state of being sad

  • "She tired of his perpetual sadness"
    synonym:
  • sadness
  • ,
  • sorrow
  • ,
  • sorrowfulness

3. The quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness

    synonym:
  • gloominess
  • ,
  • lugubriousness
  • ,
  • sadness

Examples of using

And I give my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I have known that even this is vexation of spirit; for, in abundance of wisdom is abundance of sadness, and he who addeth knowledge addeth pain.
Her wistful smile belied the sadness she felt at having to leave.
Her sadness was written all over her face.