Sadness
Sadness Sad"ness, n. 1. Heaviness; firmness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Seriousness; gravity; discretion. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Her sadness and her benignity. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. Quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess; sorrowfulness; dejection. [1913 Webster]

Dim sadness did not spare That time celestial visages. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Sorrow; heaviness; dejection. See {Grief}. [1913 Webster]


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