sad


sad
sad [ sæd ] adjective ***
1. ) feeling unhappy, especially because something bad has happened:
Reading her letter made us all feel a little sad.
sad about: I felt sad about leaving him, but I had no choice.
feel/be sad for someone: I feel sad for all the children growing up without a father at home.
be sad to see/hear something: I was very sad to hear that your mother had died.
a ) usually before noun used about people's behavior or appearance:
I'm OK, she said in a sad voice.
sad eyes
b ) making you feel unhappy:
It was a sad day when we sold our home.
Dad waited until after dinner to tell us the sad news.
The only sad thing was that Jim couldn't come to the party.
2. ) usually before noun very bad in a way that makes you feel angry, upset, or shocked:
The sad truth is that many children never learn to read.
it is sad that/it's a sad fact that: I think it's sad that children spend so much time watching television.
something is a sad reflection on something/someone (=it shows how bad something or someone is): Teachers' salaries are a sad reflection on our commitment to educating children.
a sad state of affairs (=bad situation): It's a sad state of affairs when people can't be bothered to vote anymore.
3. ) a sad song or piece of music expresses unhappy feelings
4. ) VERY INFORMAL a sad person is someone who you think is boring or behaves in a way that does not deserve respect:
I'm just one of those sad people who sit at home reading on Saturday night.
sad to say
used when talking about something that makes you unhappy:
Sad to say, sports are more important than academics at some universities.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • sad — W3S2 [sæd] adj comparative sadder superlative saddest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(feeling unhappy)¦ 2¦(making you unhappy)¦ 3¦(not satisfactory)¦ 4¦(lonely)¦ 5¦(boring)¦ 6 sadder and/but wiser ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sad — (s[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Sadder} (s[a^]d d[ e]r); superl. {Saddest}.] [OE. sad sated, tired, satisfied, firm, steadfast, AS. s[ae]d satisfied, sated; akin to D. zat, OS. sad, G. satt, OHG. sat, Icel. sa[eth]r, saddr, Goth. sa[thorn]s, Lith. sotus,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Sad — ist: ein arabischer Buchstabe, siehe Sad (Arabischer Buchstabe) eine Sure des Koran, siehe Sad (Sure) der Name (ukrainisch Сад) einer Siedlung städtischen Typs in der Ukraine, Oblast Dnipropetrowsk, Rajon Werchnjodniprowsk, siehe Sad… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sād — Sad in isolierter Form verbundene Formen ـص ـصـ صـ von rechts beidseitig nach links …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SAD — steht als Abkürzung für: Subacromiales Debridement Sammelauftragsdienst in der Schweiz Schmerz Angst Depression Schulamtsdirektor, ein Beamter der staatlichen Schulaufsicht im Höheren Dienst Landkreis Schwandorf als Kraftfahrzeugkennzeichen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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