Sad"ness, n.

1.

Heaviness; firmness.

[Obs.]

2.

Seriousness; gravity; discretion.

[Obs.]

Her sadness and her benignity. Chaucer.

3.

Quality of being sad, or unhappy; gloominess; sorrowfulness; dejection.

Dim sadness did not spare That time celestial visages. Milton.

Syn. -- Sorrow; heaviness; dejection. See Grief.

 

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