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Making you feel sad or upset

sad

adjective

making you feel unhappy

unhappy

adjective

used about situations and experiences that make people feel unhappy

depressing

adjective

something that is depressing makes you feel very unhappy and disappointed

miserable

adjective

a miserable situation or period is one that makes you feel very unhappy

painful

adjective

making you feel upset, ashamed, or unhappy

terrible

adjective

making you feel very upset or afraid

dismal

adjective

making you feel unhappy and without hope or enthusiasm

heartbreaking

adjective

making you feel very sad or upset

upsetting

adjective

making you feel sad, worried, or angry

tragic

adjective

causing or involving great sadness, because someone suffers or dies

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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