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sadness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sadness  \Sad"ness\,  n. 
  1.  Heaviness;  firmness.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  Seriousness;  gravity;  discretion.  [Obs.] 
 
  Her  sadness  and  her  benignity.  --Chaucer. 
 
  3.  Quality  of  being  sad,  or  unhappy;  gloominess; 
  sorrowfulness;  dejection. 
 
  Dim  sadness  did  not  spare  That  time  celestial 
  visages.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  Sorrow;  heaviness;  dejection.  See  {Grief}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sadness 
  n  1:  emotions  experienced  when  not  in  a  state  of  well-being  [syn: 
  {unhappiness}]  [ant:  {happiness}] 
  2:  the  state  of  being  sad;  "she  tired  of  his  perpetual  sadness" 
  [syn:  {sorrow},  {sorrowfulness}] 




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