Definition of sadness:
regret, dolefulness, ruefulness, gloom, ruthfulness, feelings, unhappiness, funk, dumps, dumps, trouble, mourning, despondence, heartsickness, distress, lugubriousness, dysphoria, wo, sorrowfulness, disappointment, remorse, mope, disconsolateness, sombreness, rue, mopes, doldrums, desolation, affliction, blue devils, tribulation, despond, oppression, heavy-heartedness, downs, sorrow, miserableness, somberness, forlornness, happy, grief.
dejection (part of speech: noun)
- emotion (part of speech: noun)
- "The Lamp in the Desert", Ethel M. Dell.
- "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
On which occasion, though there was no man of his time like him for addressing a multitude, or for carrying soldiers with him by the force of words, out of shame and sadness he could not find in his heart to speak himself, but employed Domitius Aenobarbus.- "Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans", Clough, Arthur Hugh.