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English definition of “sad”

sad

adjective (UNPLEASANT)    /sæd/ (sadder, saddest)
[before noun] not satisfactory or pleasant: The sad fact/truth is we can't afford to provide homes for all. a very sad state of affairsNot good enough sad to say C1 something you say when you are telling someone about something bad that happened: Sad to say, the ring was never found.Sympathy and compassion
(Definition of sad adjective (UNPLEASANT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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