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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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) 2.0

      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]