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.
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]