Words and phrases that have a meaning related to sadness:   (197 results)


Often used in the same context:
sorrow, grief, anguish, despair, elation, regret, joy, heartache, emptiness, heartbreak, melancholy, disappointment, bitterness, bewilderment, emotion, poignancy, despondency, wistfulness, dejection, hopelessness, bittersweet, thankfulness, helplessness, feelings, desolation, mourning, grieve, gratitude, perplexity, loneliness, dread, hopefulness, survivor guilt, longing, joyousness, anxiety, tragedy, trepidation, gladness, gratefulness, aloneness, frustration, exhilaration, solemnity, dismay, tears, admiration, shame, disgust, disillusionment, bafflement, astonishment, angst, disquietude, jubilance, agony, unhappiness, jubilation, indignation, pathos, puzzlement, disbelief, powerlessness, revulsion, weariness, excitement, pangs, cynicism, pleasure, somberness, foreboding, lamentation, incredulousness, anger, contentment, amazement, finality, brokenness, wonderment, affection, despondence, positiveness, deadness, condolences, ambivalence, nostalgia, sympathy, empathy, shock, loathing, stupefaction, humility, incredulity, disheartenment, mournfulness, exasperation, senselessness, dispair, compassion, joviality, exultation, guilt, seriousness, remorse, thoughtfulness, consternation, pity, lest, ever, mayest, afraid, else, mingled, momentary, o, ours, banish, blessed, bloodstream, calamitous, cataclysmic, causeless, chastened, coming, day

More specific:
bereavement, cheerlessness, depression, desolation, dispiritedness, dolefulness, downheartedness, forlornness, loneliness, low-spiritedness, melancholy, misery, mourning, poignance, poignancy, regret, ruefulness, sorrow, tearfulness, uncheerfulness, weepiness

Appears in the definition of:
., abandoned, bittersweet, black bile, cheerlessness, cloud, commingle, cry, desolation, doleful, dolefully, dolefulness, dwindling, dwindling away, forlornness, gloominess, heavy, inappropriate, intonate, light, loneliness, lugubriousness, melancholia, melancholic, melancholy, mourn, mournful, pensive, regret, reproduce, rue, ruefulness, sadly, sorrow, sorrowfully, tearfulness, tinge, uncheerfulness, unhappy, vague, walk, weep, weepiness, weltschmerz, wistful, world-weariness

More general:

sorrow, sorrowfulness, unhappiness

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— Adjectives for sadness: great, deep, profound, much, infinite, certain, terrible, more, intense, sweet, overwhelming, more...

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See sadness used in context: 100 poetry verses, 18 Shakespeare works, 1 Bible passage, 46 definitions

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