Antonyms for sadness

Grammar : Noun
Spell : sad
Phonetic Transcription : sæd

Definition of sadness

Origin :
  • early 14c., "seriousness," from sad + -ness. Meaning "sorrowfulness" is c.1500, perhaps c.1400.
  • noun unhappiness, depression
Example sentences :
  • There is a sadness in her face, for it is only a year ago they lost their little one.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • His tone softened to one of sadness, and again he glanced toward Daisy.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic
  • My dear, I laugh; but even in the midst of laughter there is sadness.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • He liked this eagerness on the part of his boys, and yet there was sadness in his smile, too.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • But still the sadness might not be that of love,—she had felt sad after Legard had gone.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Look searchingly at happiness, and note with sadness that a tear stains her cheek.
  • Extract from : « The Hunted Outlaw » by Anonymous
  • Even by Rachel's bedside she could not quite throw off the sadness.
  • Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
  • Hamish turned upon him with a smile, but his tone changed to sadness.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Sending back the money to Mr. Galloway is not a cause for sadness.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The sadness had been painful, the result of a great and unexpected misfortune.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt

Synonyms for sadness

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