- Sated; satisfied; weary; tired.(Obs)"Yet of that art they can not waxen sad, For unto them it is a bitter sweet." [Chaucer.]
- Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.(Obs., except in a few phrases; as, sad bread )"His hand, more sad than lump of lead." [Spenser.]"Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad." [Mortimer.]
- Dull; grave; dark; somber; -- said of colors." Sad-colored clothes." [Walton.]"Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colors." [Mortimer.]
- Serious; grave; sober; steadfast; not light or frivolous.(Obs)"Ripe and sadcourage." [Chaucer.]"Lady Catharine, a sad and religious woman." [Bacon.]"Which treaty was wisely handled by sad and discrete counsel of both parties." [Ld. Berners.]
- Affected with grief or unhappiness; cast down with affliction; downcast; gloomy; mournful."First were we sad, fearing you would not come; Now sadder, that you come so unprovided." [Shak.]"The angelic guards ascended, mute and sad." [Milton.]
- Afflictive; calamitous; causing sorrow; as, a sad accident; a sad misfortune.
- Hence, bad; naughty; troublesome; wicked.(Colloq)"
Sadtipsy fellows, both of them." [I. Taylor.]synonyms: Sorrowful; mournful; gloomy; dejected; depressed; cheerless; downcast; sedate; serious; grave; grievous; afflictive; calamitous.
Note: ☞ Sad is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, sad-colored, sad-eyed, sad-hearted, sad-looking, and the like.
Etymology: OE. sad sated, tired, satisfied, firm, steadfast, AS. sæd satisfied, sated; akin to D. zat, OS. sad, G. satt, OHG. sat, Icel. saðr saddr, Goth. saþs, Lith. sotus, L. sat satis, enough, satur sated, Gr. 'a`menai to satiate, 'a`dnh enough. Cf. Assets Sate Satiate Satisfy Satire