(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. sorrowful, downcast, dejected, unhappy, woeful, woebegone, depressed, disconsolate, blue (inf.), down (inf.); melancholy, gloomy, cheerless, somber, dismal; heavy[-hearted]; regrettable, shameful. See dejection, pain, badness. Ant., happy, joyful.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Afflicted with sorrow]
Syn. unhappy, sorry, sorrowful, downcast, dismal, gloomy, glum, pensive, heavy-hearted, dispirited, dejected, depressed, desolate, troubled, melancholy, morose, grieved, pessimistic, melancholic, crushed, brokenhearted, heartbroken, heartsick, despondent, careworn, rueful, anguished, disheartened, lamenting, mourning, grieving, weeping, bitter, woebegone, doleful, spiritless, joyless, heavy, crestfallen, discouraged, moody, low-spirited, mesto (Italian), despairing, languishing, hopeless, worried, downhearted, cast down, in heavy spirits, morbid, oppressed, blighted, grief-stricken, foreboding, apprehensive, horrified, anxious, dolorous, triste (French), wretched, miserable, mournful, disconsolate, forlorn, saturnine, atrabilious, jaundiced, out of sorts, distressed, afflicted, bereaved, repining, harassed, dreary, bilious, lugubrious, woeful, in the doldrums*, down*, down in the dumps*, gone into mourning*, in bad humor*, out of humor*, cut up*, in the depths*, blue*, in grief*, making a long face*, bathed in tears*, feeling like hell*, down in the mouth*.
Ant. happy*, gay, cheerful.
2. [Suggestive of sorrow]
Syn. pitiable, unhappy, dejecting, saddening, disheartening, discouraging, dispiriting, joyless, dreary, dark, dismal, gloomy, poignant, moving, touching, mournful, lachrymose, disquieting, disturbing, dimming, somber, doleful, oppressive, funereal, discomposing, lugubrious, pathetic, tragic, pitiful, piteous, woeful, rueful, sorry, unfortunate, hapless, heart-rending, dire, distressing, depressing, grievous.
3. [*Inferior]
Syn. cheap, bad, second-class; see common 1 , poor 2 .
Syn.- sad is the simple, general term, ranging in implication from a mild, momentary unhappiness to a feeling of intense grief; sorrowful implies a sadness caused by some specific loss, disappointment, etc. [ her death left him sorrowful] ; melancholy suggests a more or less chronic mournfulness or gloominess, or, often, merely a wistful pensiveness [melancholy thoughts about the future ] ; dejected implies discouragement or a sinking of spirits, as because of frustration; depressed suggests a mood of brooding despondency, as because of fatigue or a sense of futility [ the novel left him feeling depressed] ; doleful implies a mournful, often lugubrious, sadness [ the doleful look on a lost child's face ]
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. downhearted *blue, depressed, dejected, unhappy, sorrowful, mournful, *bummed out, despondent, *down in the dumps, woebegone, melancholy, heartsick, forlorn, *out of sorts, dispirited, brokenhearted, glum.
2. heartbreaking woeful, pitiful, tearful, poignant, moving, touching, depressing, tragic, joyless, miserable.
ANT.: 1. happy, joyful, euphoric, elated. 2. joyful, happy, uplifting
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. In low spirits: blue, dejected, depressed, desolate, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, dull, dysphoric, gloomy, heavy-hearted, low, melancholic, melancholy, spiritless, tristful, unhappy, wistful. Idiom: down at (or in) the mouth. See HAPPY. 2. Full of or expressive of sorrow: doleful, dolorous, lugubrious, mournful, plaintive, rueful, sorrowful, woebegone, woeful. See HAPPY. 3. Tending to cause sadness or low spirits: blue, cheerless, depressing, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, joyless, melancholy. See HAPPY. 4. Causing sorrow or regret: deplorable, doleful, dolorous, grievous, lamentable, mournful, regrettable, rueful, sorrowful, woeful. See HAPPY.

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