1. emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

Similar word(s): unhappiness

Definition categories: feeling

2. the state of being sad

- she tired of his perpetual sadness

Similar word(s): sorrow, sorrowfulness

Definition categories: state, unhappiness

3. the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness

Similar word(s): gloominess, lugubriousness

Definition categories: attribute, uncheerfulness

Sentences with sadness as a noun:

- She has experienced many sadnesses in her forty years.