Sadden \Sad"den\, v. i. To become, or be made, sad. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sadden — Sad den, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Saddened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Saddening}.] To make sad. Specifically: (a) To render heavy or cohesive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great prejudice it doth to clay lands. Mortimer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sadden — index depress, discourage, distress Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sadden — to make sorrowful, c.1400, from SAD (Cf. sad) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Earlier verb was simply sade, from O.E. sadian. Related: Saddened; saddening …   Etymology dictionary

  • sadden — [v] upset, depress break one’s heart*, bring one down*, bum out*, cast down, dampen spirits, dash, deject, deplore, desolate, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, distress, down, drag down*, grieve, make blue*, oppress, press, put a damper on*, put… …   New thesaurus

  • sadden — ► VERB ▪ make unhappy …   English terms dictionary

  • sadden — [sad′ n] vt., vi. to make or become sad …   English World dictionary

  • sadden — UK [ˈsæd(ə)n] / US verb [transitive] Word forms sadden : present tense I/you/we/they sadden he/she/it saddens present participle saddening past tense saddened past participle saddened formal to make someone feel sad The events of the past week… …   English dictionary

  • sadden — verb (saddened; saddening) Date: 1628 transitive verb to make sad intransitive verb to become sad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sadden — saddeningly, adv. /sad n/, v.t., v.i. to make or become sad. [1590 1600; SAD + EN1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sadden — verb /ˈsædən/ a) To make sad or unhappy. It saddens me to think that I might have hurt someone. b) To become sad or unhappy …   Wiktionary

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