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synonyms for saddening

  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • dispirit
  • grieve
  • dash
  • deject
  • deplore
  • desolate
  • distress
  • down
  • oppress
  • press
  • break one's heart
  • bring one down
  • bum out
  • cast down
  • dampen spirits
  • drag down
  • make blue
  • put a damper on
  • put into a funk
  • throw cold water on
  • turn one off
  • weigh down
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antonyms for saddening

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  • encourage
  • hearten
  • inspirit
  • aid
  • assist
  • delight
  • help
  • cheer
  • gladden
  • make happy
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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
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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.