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

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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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