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Sadness

emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow

Sadness is an emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow. An individual experiencing sadness may become quiet or lethargic, and withdraw themselves from others. An example of severe sadness is depression. Crying is often an indication of sadness.

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  • When I’m sad, I seem so grotesque to myself that it makes me laugh; when I’m cheerful, I make such idiotic jokes that I feel inclined to cry.
    • André Gide, Armand in The Counterfeiters, D. Bussy trans., p. 372
  • I fear he will prove the weeping philosopher when he grows old, being so full of unmannerly sadness in his youth.
    • Shakespeare, Portia describing one of her suitors, The Merchant of Venice, Act 1, Scene 2

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 689-90.

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