Adjectives for Sadness | Words to describe Sadness

Silent
Much
Judicious
Reflective
Real
High
Submissive
Half-Cynic
Coquettish
Exceptional
Gloomy
Wistful
Infinite
Rhythmic
Great
Mingled
Thy
Melancholy
Quiet
Sober
Undefinable
Nameless
Settled
Musical
Sweet
Unquiet
Deep
Tempered
Majestic
Irresistible

How do you describe Sadness?

  • 1. There was in her eyes, however, an unquiet sadness; she had abstracted moments when her mind seemed fixed on some vexing problem. 🔊
  • 2. No school is found on Boeroe, and the simple people assert with submissive sadness that nothing is done for them. 🔊
  • 3. All the way," Laura repeated, with a tremor of musical sadness. 🔊
  • 4. His dark, handsome, clean-shaven face wore an expression of mingled sadness, apprehension and discontent. 🔊
  • 5. He hastened forth, while Fessel remained standing at the window awaiting the event in silent sadness. 🔊
  • 6. His errand, even the all-comprehending eyes of the dead and gone warrior could look upon without their half-cynic sadness. 🔊
  • 7. The siren could sing no longer; her voice died away, and she gazed on the troubled sea with a wistful sadness in her great eyes. 🔊
  • 8. A deep and melancholy sadness came over him now, and he sighed as he slumped down in his seat, but Brigham did not notice his silence. 🔊
  • 9. And whence thy sadness in a world of bliss Where never parting comes, nor mourner's tear? 🔊
  • 10. By fixing his eyes obstinately on the ground, which gave him an air of reflective sadness, Renouard managed to recover his self-possession. 🔊
  • 11. The passion he had felt when walking with her on the wet country road he felt no longer, only an undefinable sadness and a weariness which he could not understand. 🔊
  • 12. She thought of the crazy fiddler's words, and felt in herself an infinite sadness, for she knew that Jonah would never gain his heart's desire. 🔊
  • 13. The girl who walked by his side carried still with her that impenetrable mask, but there was something more like real sadness in the steady gaze of her unseeing eyes. 🔊
  • 14. The soul is carried away by the fragrance of this utterance, inasmuch as He declareth, with infinite sadness, that which He perceiveth. 🔊
  • 15. Over each is a tombstone, inscribed with a rhyming epitaph, written by the titled lady herself, and which is in sober sadness in every instance doggerel, as befits the subject. 🔊
  • 16. He resolved to be more careful in the future, striving to bridge the breach by a nimble deference tempered by judicious sadness; and let no opportunity pass of making himself useful to the young earl. 🔊
  • 17. She looked at the foot, for it was in truth her own, with an expression of coquettish sadness, which was extremely charming; but the foot kept jumping and running about as though it were moved by springs of steel. 🔊
  • 18. At such moments an immense, irresistible sadness seizes hold on the heart, and immediately a feeling comes to a man that he is, as it were, a leaf torn away from a distant but beloved tree. 🔊
  • 19. In his master the "flaring atom streams" had attained the sublimity of a Platonic vision, and the very majestic sadness of his materialism carried the young poet off his feet. 🔊
  • 20. If Providence has attached so much sadness to solitude, so much charm to society, it is because society is indispensable for the preservation of man and for his happiness, for his intellect and moral development. 🔊
  • 21. Thinking of Hongkong, he asked himself if the moonlit nights in that island were so poetical and sweetly melancholy as those of the Philippines, and a deep sadness settled down over his heart. 🔊
  • 22. She was simply but richly clad in heavy, lustrous black silk, and was a woman of fine appearance, although her face wore a look of deep sadness which seemed to indicate some hidden trouble or sorrow. 🔊
  • 23. At funerals also, wonderful voices were heard high in the air, as they accompanied the chanting of the people below, with a music not born upon earth, and filling the heart with strange but sweet sadness. 🔊
  • 24. What a grudge I am bearing the earth that has its arms about her, and is holding that face away from me, where I was finding peace from great sadness. 🔊
  • 25. The effect of tempered sadness was heightened for us by stormy lights and dun clouds, high in air, rolling vapours and flying shadows, over all the prospect, tinted in ethereal grisaille. 🔊
  • 26. The face, in repose, was sad--a quiet sadness, as of regret which held no bitterness. 🔊
  • 27. Light flows our war of mocking words, and yet Behold, with tears my eyes are wet; I feel a nameless sadness o'er me roll. 🔊

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