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To be, or to become sad, regretful or upset - synonyms or related words

regret

verb

to feel sorry or sad that something has happened

grieve

verb

to feel extremely sad because someone has died

pine

verb

to feel very sad because you cannot be with someone who you love

mourn

verb

to feel extremely sad because someone has died, and to express this in public

sink

verb

if your spirits sink, you become sad

feel sorry for someone

to feel sympathy for someone because they are in a difficult or unpleasant situation

upset yourself

to become sad, worried, or angry by thinking about something unpleasant

get down

to start feeling sad or losing hope

ache

verb

mainly literary

if your heart aches, you feel very sad, or very sorry for someone

feel sorry for someone

to feel sad about your life instead of trying to do things that could make you feel better

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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