Sad a. [Compar. Sadder superl. Saddest.]
1. Sated; satisfied; weary; tired. [Obs.]
Yet of that art they can not waxen sad,
For unto them it is a bitter sweet. --Chaucer.
2. Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard. [Obs., except in a few phrases; as, sad bread.]
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. “Sad-colored clothes.”
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. [Obs.] “Ripe and sad courage.”
Lady Catharine, a sad and religious woman.
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. [Colloq.] “Sad tipsy fellows, both of them.”
Note: ☞ Sad is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sad-colored, sad-eyed, sad-hearted, sad-looking, and the like.
Sad bread, heavy bread. [Scot. & Local, U.S.]
Syn: -- Sorrowful; mournful; gloomy; dejected; depressed; cheerless; downcast; sedate; serious; grave; grievous; afflictive; calamitous.
adj 1: experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness; "feeling sad
because his dog had died"; "Better by far that you
should forget and smile / Than that you should
remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti [ant: glad]
2: of things that make you feel sad; "sad news"; "she doesn't
like sad movies"; "it was a very sad story"; "When I am
dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina
3: bad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state";
"a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape";
"a sorry state of affairs" [syn: deplorable, distressing,
lamentable, pitiful, sorry]
[also: saddest, sadder]