feeling or showing sorrow; unhappy.
synonyms: unhappy, sorrowful, dejected, regretful, depressed, downcast, miserable, downhearted, down, despondent, despairing, disconsolate, out of sorts, desolate, bowed down, wretched, glum, gloomy, doleful, dismal, blue, melancholy, melancholic, low-spirited, mournful, woeful, woebegone, forlorn, crestfallen, broken-hearted, heartbroken, inconsolable, grief-stricken; informaldown in the mouth, down in the dumps
"every one of us felt sad at having to part company"
antonyms: happy, cheerful
causing or characterized by sorrow or regret; unfortunate and regrettable.
"he told her the sad story of his life"
synonyms: tragic, unhappy, unfortunate, awful, sorrowful, miserable, cheerless, wretched, sorry, pitiful, pitiable, grievous, traumatic, upsetting, depressing, distressing, dispiriting, heartbreaking, heart-rending, agonizing, harrowing; raredistressful
"people who knew her sad story have helped her"
unfortunate, regrettable, sorry, wretched, deplorable, lamentable, pitiful, pitiable, pathetic, shameful, disgraceful
"this is a sad state of affairs"