1. experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness

- feeling sad because his dog had died

- Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad

Similar word(s): bittersweet, doleful, mournful, heavyhearted, melancholic, melancholy, pensive, wistful, tragic, tragical, tragicomic, tragicomical

2. of things that make you feel sad

- sad news

- she doesn't like sad movies

- it was a very sad story

Similar word(s): sorrowful

3. bad; unfortunate

- her clothes were in sad shape

Similar word(s): bad, deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sorry

Sentences with sad as an adjective:

- She gets sad when he's away.

- The puppy had a sad little face.

- It's a sad fact that most rapes go unreported.

- That's the saddest-looking pickup truck I've ever seen.

- I can't believe you use drugs; you're so sad!

- sad bread