Sad

Definition of Sad

Pronunciation: săd
a.1.Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.
Yet of that art they can not waxen sad,
For unto them it is a bitter sweet.
- Chaucer.
2.Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.
His hand, more sad than lump of lead.
- Spenser.
Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad.
- Mortimer.
3.Dull; grave; dark; somber; - said of colors.
Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colors.
- Mortimer.
4.Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous.
Which treaty was wisely handled by sad and discrete counsel of both parties.
- Ld. Berners.
5.Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful.
First were we sad, fearing you would not come;
Now sadder, that you come so unprovided.
- Shak.
The angelic guards ascended, mute and sad.
- Milton.
6.Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune.
7.Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked.
Sad bread
heavy bread.
- Bartlett.
v. t.1.To make sorrowful; to sadden.
How it sadded the minister's spirits!
- H. Peters.
n.1.Seasonal affective disorder.

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