sad: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sad), [key]
— sad•der, sad•dest.
  1. affected by unhappiness or grief; sorrowful or mournful: to feel sad because a close friend has moved away.
  2. expressive of or characterized by sorrow: sad looks; a sad song.
  3. causing sorrow: a sad disappointment; sad news.
  4. (of color) somber, dark, or dull; drab.
  5. deplorably bad; sorry: a sad attempt.
  6. firm or steadfast.


Pronunciation: (säd), [key]
— n.
  1. the 14th letter of the Arabic alphabet.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. seasonal affective disorder.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
See also:
  • sad (Thesaurus)