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synonyms for saddens

  • 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 saddens

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  • encourage
  • hearten
  • inspirit
  • aid
  • assist
  • delight
  • help
  • cheer
  • gladden
  • make happy
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How to use saddens in a sentence

He never gets into a lurid passion, never horrifies, but calmly saddens you, in his discourses.
OUR CHURCHES AND CHAPELSATTICUS
Mr. Congreve's suffering during the journey and your suffering in watching him saddens me as I think of it.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. II (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
How it saddens the heart to look upon them, and hear their moans!
MRS WHITTELSEY'S MAGAZINE FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERSVARIOUS
And yet there is one view of the case which saddens us when we turn our eyes in that direction.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE -- VOLUME 55, NO. 340, FEBRUARY, 1844VARIOUS
The bright orb sinks behind us, and the quartz rock saddens into a sombre hue.
THE SCALP HUNTERSMAYNE REID
The thought that he resented this last action at the time saddens him, but the acceptance is posted.
HERE AND HEREAFTERBARRY PAIN
The want of this too often saddens the life of a great genius, and offers small encouragement for further efforts in future times.
LIFE OF MOZART, VOL. 2 (OF 3)OTTO JAHN
The dance for "Elisa of Mambr" begins merrily, and soon saddens to a funereal pace.
SPANISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYSKATHARINE LEE BATES
My heart saddens at the thought of her grief and long, long waiting that only death will end.
MIZORA: A PROPHECYMARY E. BRADLEY
Science saddens man; love enraptures the angel; science is still seeking, love has found.
THE WORKS OF HONOR DE BALZACHONOR DE BALZAC
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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