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Noun: sadness  sad-nus
  1. The state of being sad
    "she tired of his perpetual sadness";
    - sorrow, sorrowfulness, tristesse [literary]
  2. The quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness
    - gloominess, lugubriousness, tristesse [literary]
  3. Emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
    - unhappiness

Type of: feeling, uncheerfulness, unhappiness

Encyclopedia: Sadness