American English

Definition of sadness noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    jump to other results
  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.
  2. 2[countable, usually plural] something that makes you sad our joys and sadnesses
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sadness