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Sadness and unhappiness - synonyms or related words

sadness

noun

a feeling of being unhappy, especially because something bad has happened

depression

noun

a feeling of being extremely unhappy

grief

noun

a strong feeling of sadness, usually because someone has died

misery

noun

the state of being extremely unhappy or uncomfortable

regret

noun

a feeling of sadness about something that has happened

sorrow

noun

great sadness

remorse

noun

a strong sad and guilty feeling about something that you have done wrong

distress

noun

a feeling that you have when you are very unhappy, worried, or upset

disappointment

noun

the feeling of being unhappy because something that you hoped for or expected did not happen or because someone or something was not as good as you expected

desolation

noun

a feeling of great sadness and loneliness

conlang

… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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