Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


In this apparently natural derivation there is something that saddens.

The covetousness or the malignity which saddens me when I ascribe it to society, is my own.

It saddens heart of Mighty Hand to see anger in face of his brother.

Anxiety for your sister does not cloud your pleasure alone, but saddens me too.

A great and a dead solitude, says some feminine heart; it alarms, it saddens me.

The warmth of the home she has but just left comes to her mind and she saddens.

Whatever saddens you saddens me: where you love, I love; when you mourn, I mourn.

Even in the gayest hours of festival, it appalls and saddens all hearts.

Consider how much I say to you in these words; it saddens me to think that so much was necessary.

"The Major is so broken that it saddens me," she said, when these offices of hostess were accomplished.