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Definition of sadness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    sadness

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsædnəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsædnəs//
     
    Unhappiness
     
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  1. 1  [uncountable, singular] the feeling of being sad memories tinged with sadness I felt a deep sadness. It is with great sadness that we report the death of James Banks yesterday. See related entries: Unhappiness
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] something which makes you sad our joys and sadnesses
  3. Extra examples A deep sadness filled his heart. Claudia felt a deep sadness. He expressed his sadness about what had happened. He saw the sadness on her face. I had brought nothing but sadness to my family. It was with great sadness that we learned of his death. It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of William Hales. Kate felt a great sadness for him. Kate felt a great sadness for those who had lost their houses. Our joy was tinged with sadness. There was a hint of sadness in her voice. a lonely place with an air of sadness His memories of that time were tinged with sadness. I felt a deep sadness for them all. It is with great sadness that we report the death of Elizabeth Banks yesterday.
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