Disappointed vs. Sad - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Disappointed

    "Disappointed" was the fourth single by the English band Electronic. Like their first single "Getting Away with It" it featured Neil Tennant of Pet Shop Boys as well as founding members Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner. It was released in June 1992 on Parlophone soon after the demise of Factory Records. The single was even assigned the Factory catalogue number FAC 348, and the logo of the label remained on the artwork.

Wiktionary

  • Disappointed (adjective)

    Defeated of expectation or hope; let down.

  • Disappointed (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of disappoint

  • Sad (adjective)

    Emotionally negative.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Feeling sorrow; sorrowful, mournful.

    "She gets sad when he's away."

  • Sad (adjective)

    Appearing sorrowful.

    "The puppy had a sad little face."

  • Sad (adjective)

    Causing sorrow; lamentable.

    "It's a sad fact that most rapes go unreported."

  • Sad (adjective)

    Poor in quality, bad; shameful, deplorable; later, regrettable, poor.

    "That's the saddest-looking pickup truck I've ever seen."

  • Sad (adjective)

    Sated, having had one's fill; satisfied, weary.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Steadfast, valiant.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Dignified, serious, grave.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Naughty; troublesome; wicked.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Unfashionable; socially inadequate or undesirable.

    "I can't believe you use drugs; you're so sad!"

  • Sad (adjective)

    Soggy (to refer to pastries).

  • Sad (adjective)

    Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.

    "sad bread"

Oxford Dictionary

  • Disappointed (adjective)

    sad or displeased because someone or something has failed to fulfil one's hopes or expectations

    "I'm disappointed in you, Mary"

    "thousands of disappointed customers were kept waiting"

  • Disappointed (adjective)

    (of hopes or expectations) prevented from being realized

    "the rising was a revolution of disappointed hopes"

  • Sad (adjective)

    feeling or showing sorrow; unhappy

    "they looked at her with sad, anxious faces"

    "I was sad and subdued"

  • Sad (adjective)

    causing or characterized by sorrow or regret; unfortunate and regrettable

    "a sad day for us all"

    "he told her the sad story of his life"

  • Sad (adjective)

    pathetically inadequate or unfashionable

    "the show is tongue-in-cheek—anyone who takes it seriously is a bit sad"

  • Sad (adjective)

    (of dough) heavy through having failed to rise.

Webster Dictionary

  • Disappointed (adjective)

    Defeated of expectation or hope; balked; as, a disappointed person or hope.

  • Disappointed (adjective)

    Unprepared; unequipped.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Dull; grave; dark; somber; - said of colors.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune.

  • Sad (adjective)

    Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked.

  • Sad

    To make sorrowful; to sadden.

  • Sad (noun)

    Seasonal affective disorder.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Disappointed (adjective)

    disappointingly unsuccessful;

    "disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions"

    "their foiled attempt to capture Calais"

    "many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers"

    "his best efforts were thwarted"

  • Sad (adjective)

    experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness;

    "feeling sad because his dog had died"

    "Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"

  • Sad (adjective)

    of things that make you feel sad;

    "sad news"

    "she doesn't like sad movies"

    "it was a very sad story"

    "When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"

  • Sad (adjective)

    bad; unfortunate;

    "my finances were in a deplorable state"

    "a lamentable decision"

    "her clothes were in sad shape"

    "a sorry state of affairs"

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