sadness - definition and synonyms

 
noun [singular/uncountable] 

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/ˈsædnəs/
  1. a feeling of being unhappy, especially because something bad has happened

    Joan’s childhood was filled with pain and sadness.

    There was a sadness about him that we never really understood.

    great/deep sadness:

    It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Wilfred White.