AskDefine | Define sadden

Dictionary Definition

sadden

Verb

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

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English

Etymology

Pronunciation

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

Verb

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

Translations

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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