sadness

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sadnesse, equivalent to sad +‎ -ness.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsædnəs/
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NounEdit

sadness (countable and uncountable, plural sadnesses)

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

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