Synonyms of sad in English:

sad


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adjective

1‘every one of us felt sad at having to part company’

SYNONYMS
unhappy, sorrowful, dejected, regretful, depressed, downcast, miserable, downhearted, down, despondent, despairing, disconsolate, out of sorts, desolate, bowed down, wretched, glum, gloomy, doleful, dismal, blue, melancholy, melancholic, low-spirited, mournful, woeful, woebegone, forlorn, crestfallen, broken-hearted, heartbroken, inconsolable, grief-stricken
informal down in the mouth, down in the dumps
ANTONYMS

happy, cheerful

2‘people who knew her sad story have helped her’

SYNONYMS
tragic, unhappy, unfortunate, awful, sorrowful, miserable, cheerless, wretched, sorry, pitiful, pitiable, grievous, traumatic, upsetting, depressing, distressing, dispiriting, heartbreaking, heart-rending, agonizing, harrowing
rare distressful
ANTONYMS

cheerful, amusing, comic

3‘this is a sad state of affairs’

SYNONYMS
unfortunate, regrettable, sorry, wretched, deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, pitiable, pathetic, shameful, disgraceful
ANTONYMS

fortunate