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Sad vs. Somber

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  • 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"

  • Somber (adjective)

    Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.

  • Somber (adjective)

    Dark; lacking color or brightness.

  • Somber (verb)

    alternative form of sombre

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • 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.

  • Somber (adjective)

    Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a somber house.

  • Somber (adjective)

    Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person; somber reflections.

  • Somber

    To make somber, or dark; to make shady.

  • Somber (noun)

    Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness.

Webster Dictionary
  • 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"

  • Somber (adjective)

    grave or even gloomy in character;

    "solemn and mournful music"

    "a suit of somber black"

    "a somber mood"

  • Somber (adjective)

    lacking brightness or color; dull;

    "drab faded curtains"

    "sober Puritan gray"

    "children in somber brown clothes"

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