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Feeling sad or unhappy - thesaurus

Synonyms

sad

adjective

feeling unhappy, especially because something bad has happened

unhappy

adjective

feeling sad or upset

gloomy

adjective

feeling sad and without hope

sombre

adjective

serious, or sad

melancholy

adjective

mainly literary feeling or looking sad and without hope, or making you feel sad and without hope

sorrowful

adjective

literary feeling, expressing, or causing great sadness

subdued

adjective

quiet and slightly sad or worried

bleak

adjective

without any reasons to feel happy or hopeful

wistful

adjective

slightly sad because you want to have or to do something

homesick

adjective

feeling sad and alone because you are far from home

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aggrieved

adjective

feeling angry and unhappy because you think you have been treated in an unfair way

agonised

a British spelling of agonized

agonized

adjective

expressing great pain or sadness

(all) hot and bothered

upset and confused, for example because you have too much to do

(as) sick as a parrot

very unhappy or disappointed about something that has happened

at the end of your rope

very upset or angry, so that you can no longer deal with something or someone calmly. The British expression is at the end of your tether.

bereft

adjective

mainly literary extremely unhappy and lonely

blue

adjective

informal feeling rather sad

broken

adjective

literary if your heart is broken, you feel extremely sad because a relationship with someone you love has ended or because someone has died

broken-hearted

adjective

extremely sad

careworn

adjective

mainly literary looking tired, worried, and unhappy

choked

adjective

informal feeling so sad, angry, excited etc that you find it difficult to speak

claustrophobic

adjective

feeling unhappy because you are in a situation in which you do not have enough freedom

cranky

adjective

informal if a baby or small child is cranky, he or she cries a lot and will not sleep or be calm

cut up

adjective

informal upset, or offended

deflated

adjective

feeling less confident and happy

depressed

adjective

if you are depressed, you feel very unhappy because of a difficult or unpleasant situation that you feel you cannot change

desolate

adjective

feeling very sad and lonely

despondent

adjective

very unhappy because you do not believe that an unpleasant situation will improve

devastated

adjective

feeling very shocked and upset

disconsolate

adjective

extremely unhappy or disappointed

dismayed

adjective

very upset, disappointed, or annoyed about something surprising or shocking that has happened

distressed

adjective

very unhappy, worried, or upset

down

adjective

informal unhappy or sad

downbeat

adjective

not happy or hopeful

downcast

adjective

sad or upset

downhearted

adjective

sad and feeling that things will not get better

(down) in the dumps

feeling unhappy or without hope

down in the mouth

unhappy

flattened

adjective

upset and unhappy about something that someone has said

forlorn

adjective

appearing lonely and sad

gloomy

adjective

showing that things are not going well and will probably not go well in the future

glum

adjective

looking sad, as if you expect something bad to happen

grief-stricken

adjective

extremely sad

grieved

adjective

literary very upset

grumpy

adjective

unhappy and dissatisfied, often for no obvious reason

hangdog

adjective

if someone has a hangdog expression, they look very sad or guilty

harassed

adjective

upset and confused because you do not have enough time or energy to do all the things that you need to do

heartbroken

adjective

extremely sad and upset

heartsick

adjective

literary extremely sad or disappointed

heavy

adjective

mainly literary if your heart is heavy, you feel sad

heavy-hearted

adjective

literary very sad

in a bad way

unhappy, sick, or in a serious condition

inconsolable

adjective

so unhappy or disappointed that no one can make you feel better

injured

adjective

injured feelings are feelings of being upset or offended

lachrymose

adjective

literary someone who is lachrymose is very sad or is crying

lost without

very sad or unable to deal with something without the help of someone or something

lovelorn

adjective

literary sad because of problems with love, especially when you love someone who does not love you

low

adjective

someone who is low feels unhappy and does not have much hope or confidence

low

adjective

used about someone’s negative attitude

lugubrious

adjective

looking very sad or serious

miserable

adjective

extremely unhappy or uncomfortable

more in sorrow than in anger

in a way that expresses sadness rather than anger

morose

adjective

feeling unhappy, in a bad mood, and not wanting to talk to anyone

mournful

adjective

very sad

not so/too hot

not feeling very well or very happy

off balance

surprised, upset, or confused by something

on a downer

informal feeling sad, negative, or disappointed

oppressed

adjective

feeling very worried or unhappy

prostrate

adjective

formal extremely tired or upset

put out

adjective

annoyed, offended, or upset by something that someone has said or done

regretful

adjective

sad, or sorry

regretfully

adverb

with sad or sorry feelings

sadly

adverb

in a way that shows sadness

saturnine

adjective

literary looking serious and sad

screwed up

adjective

informal feeling very upset, unhappy, or confused, especially as a result of a bad experience

sepulchral

adjective

literary sad and serious

shattered

adjective

extremely upset

sick and tired of something/sick to death of something/sick to the back teeth of something

very unhappy about something

sick at heart

extremely unhappy

somber

the American spelling of sombre

suicidal

adjective

someone who is suicidal is likely to try to kill themselves

sulky

adjective

feeling angry and unhappy and not wanting to talk to anyone or to be with other people

sulky

adjective

often having moods when you feel this way

unfulfilled

adjective

unhappy because you have not achieved what you want

unquiet

adjective

literary upset, worried, or excited

unstrung

adjective

informal feeling very upset

upset

adjective

very sad, worried, or angry about something

with a heavy heart

feeling sad

with your tail between your legs

ashamed or upset because you have been defeated

woebegone

adjective

mainly literary looking sad

woeful

adjective

literary feeling very sad

woefully

adverb

in a way that shows you feel sad

worked up

adjective

upset, angry, or excited

wretched

adjective

very unhappy, or ill

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