sadden

  • 1 Sadden — Sad den, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Saddened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Saddening}.] To make sad. Specifically: (a) To render heavy or cohesive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great prejudice it doth to clay lands. Mortimer …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Sadden — Sad den, v. i. To become, or be made, sad. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 sadden — index depress, discourage, distress Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 sadden — to make sorrowful, c.1400, from SAD (Cf. sad) + EN (Cf. en) (1). Earlier verb was simply sade, from O.E. sadian. Related: Saddened; saddening …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 sadden — [v] upset, depress break one’s heart*, bring one down*, bum out*, cast down, dampen spirits, dash, deject, deplore, desolate, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, distress, down, drag down*, grieve, make blue*, oppress, press, put a damper on*, put… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 sadden — ► VERB ▪ make unhappy …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 sadden — [sad′ n] vt., vi. to make or become sad …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 sadden — UK [ˈsæd(ə)n] / US verb [transitive] Word forms sadden : present tense I/you/we/they sadden he/she/it saddens present participle saddening past tense saddened past participle saddened formal to make someone feel sad The events of the past week… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 sadden — verb (saddened; saddening) Date: 1628 transitive verb to make sad intransitive verb to become sad …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 sadden — saddeningly, adv. /sad n/, v.t., v.i. to make or become sad. [1590 1600; SAD + EN1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 11 sadden — verb /ˈsædən/ a) To make sad or unhappy. It saddens me to think that I might have hurt someone. b) To become sad or unhappy …

    Wiktionary

  • 12 sadden — verb ADVERB ▪ deeply, greatly, profoundly, terribly ▪ I was deeply saddened by his death. ▪ slightly, somewhat …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 sadden — Synonyms 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,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 sadden — v. (R) it saddened me to watch him turn into an alcoholic; it saddened her that she would never see them again * * * [ sædn] it saddened her that she would never see them again (R) it saddened me to watch him turn into an alcoholic …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 sadden — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. oppress, dishearten, discourage, cast down, deject, depress, dispirit, get one down*, bum out*, make one s heart bleed*, cast a gloom upon*, break one s heart*. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. depress, *bring down, grieve …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 sadden — sad|den [ˈsædn] v [T] formal to make someone feel sad ▪ Those who knew him are saddened by his death. it saddens sb that ▪ It saddened him that they no longer trusted him. >saddening adj …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 sadden — sad|den [ sædn ] verb transitive to make someone feel sad: I was saddened by the news of Rob s death …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 sadden — [[t]sæ̱d(ə)n[/t]] saddens, saddened VERB: no cont If something saddens you, it makes you feel sad. [V n] The cruelty in the world saddens me incredibly. Derived words: saddened ADJ GRADED v link ADJ He was disappointed and saddened that legal… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 sadden — sad·den || sædn v. cause to be unhappy, cause to be despondent; become unhappy, become despondent …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 sadden — verb cause to feel sad …

    English new terms dictionary