Sad Sad (s[a^]d), a. [Compar. {Sadder} (s[a^]d"d[~e]r); superl. {Saddest}.] [OE. sad sated, tired, satisfied, firm, steadfast, AS. s[ae]d satisfied, sated; akin to D. zat, OS. sad, G. satt, OHG. sat, Icel. sa[eth]r, saddr, Goth. sa[thorn]s, Lith. sotus, L. sat, satis, enough, satur sated, Gr. 'a`menai to satiate, 'a`dnh enough. Cf. {Assets}, {Sate}, {Satiate}, {Satisfy}, {Satire}.] 1. Sated; satisfied; weary; tired. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Yet of that art they can not waxen sad, For unto them it is a bitter sweet. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard. [Obs., except in a few phrases; as, sad bread.] [1913 Webster]

His hand, more sad than lump of lead. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

3. Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors. ``Sad-colored clothes.'' --Walton. [1913 Webster]

Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colors. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

4. Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous. [Obs.] ``Ripe and sad courage.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Lady Catharine, a sad and religious woman. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Which treaty was wisely handled by sad and discrete counsel of both parties. --Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster]

5. Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful. [1913 Webster]

First were we sad, fearing you would not come; Now sadder, that you come so unprovided. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The angelic guards ascended, mute and sad. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

6. Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune. [1913 Webster]

7. Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked. [Colloq.] ``Sad tipsy fellows, both of them.'' --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

Note: Sad is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sad-colored, sad-eyed, sad-hearted, sad-looking, and the like. [1913 Webster]

{Sad bread}, heavy bread. [Scot. & Local, U.S.] --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Sorrowful; mournful; gloomy; dejected; depressed; cheerless; downcast; sedate; serious; grave; grievous; afflictive; calamitous. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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