AskDefine | Define sadden

Dictionary Definition



1 make unhappy; `The news of her death saddened me' [ant: gladden]
2 come to feel sad [ant: gladden]

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  • ˈsædən
  • Rhymes with: -ædən
  • Say: SAD-uhn


  1. To make sad or unhappy.
    It saddens me to think that I might have hurt someone.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

affect, aggrieve, beat down, cast down, damp, dampen, dampen the spirits, darken, dash, deject, depress, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, distress, grieve, knock down, lower, lower the spirits, melt, melt the heart, move, oppress, press, press down, reach, sink, soften, sorrow, touch, weigh down, weigh heavy upon, weigh upon
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