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English definition of “sad”


adjective (NOT HAPPY)    /sæd/ (sadder, saddest)
A1 unhappy or sorry : I've just received some very sad news . She gave a rather sad smile . [+ (that)] It's sad (that) the trip had to be cancelled . I'm so sad (that) you can't come. [+ to infinitive] It's sad to see so many failures this year . I was sad to hear that they'd split up.Feeling sad and unhappy informal If something looks sad, it looks worse than it should because it is not being cared for: Give those flowers some water - they're looking a bit sad.In bad condition sadness     /ˈsæd.nəs/ noun [U] B2 Her sadness at her grandfather's death was obvious .Sadness and regret
(Definition of sad adjective (NOT HAPPY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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