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synonyms for saddening

  • bleak
  • daunting
  • disheartening
  • dismal
  • dispiriting
  • distressing
  • dreary
  • gloomy
  • heartbreaking
  • sad
  • black
  • dejecting
  • funereal
  • hopeless
  • joyless
  • melancholic
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • oppressive
  • somber

antonyms for saddening

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  • bright
  • cheerful
  • comforting
  • encouraging
  • exhilarating
  • glad
  • happy
  • joyful
  • light
  • pleasant
  • sunny
  • cheering
    • advantageous
    • blessed
    • bright
    • cheerful
    • encouraging
    • fortunate
    • glad
    • good
    • happy
    • hopeful
    • joyful
    • light
    • lucky
    • pleasant
    • right
    • worthwhile
    • great
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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    How to use saddening in a sentence

    “While all are saddened by their decision” not to come home and return to royal duties, Harry, 36, and Meghan, 39, “remain much loved members of the family,” the palace said.
    PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN LOSE THEIR PATRONAGES, WON’T RETURN AS ‘WORKING ROYALS’WILLIAM BOOTH, KARLA ADAMFEBRUARY 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    We are saddened by the suggestion that our past performances are viewed as somehow lacking, simply because we raced shorter distances than men.
    SHOULD MEN AND WOMEN RACE THE SAME DISTANCE?MARTIN FRITZ HUBERJANUARY 27, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
    It saddens me that some of our family's traditions will not continue, but I'll get over that.
    CAROLYN HAX: HOW TO MAKE ACCEPTANCE A HOLIDAY TRADITIONCAROLYN HAXJANUARY 20, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    They present a saddening spectacle, these faded reputations, these dethroned monarchs!
    FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
    It was a saddening sight to see these beauties burning slowly away.
    OUR CATS AND ALL ABOUT THEMHARRISON WEIR
    My disposition is so faultily anxious and foreboding that I am not likely to forget anything of a saddening sort.
    GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. II (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
    But how saddening to think of the iniquities that the great harvest-moon is looking down on!
    GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. III (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
    In one feeling something there is certain to be something that in being discouraging is not saddening.
    MATISSE PICASSO AND GERTRUDE STEINGERTRUDE STEIN
    The people in the train are, of course, a little interesting, but far more saddening.
    A JOURNAL FROM JAPANMARIE CARMICHAEL STOPES
    Of all the offspring of the forest, the Fir bears, perhaps, the most saddening and desolate aspect.
    EUGENE ARAM, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO SADDENING

    • black
    • bleak
    • daunting
    • dejecting
    • disheartening
    • dismal
    • dispiriting
    • distressing
    • dreary
    • funereal
    • gloomy
    • heartbreaking
    • hopeless
    • joyless
    • melancholic
    • melancholy
    • mournful
    • oppressive
    • sad
    • saddening
    • somber
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.