Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Saddening'
adj : causing or suggestive of sorrow or gloom; "a gloomy
outlook"; "gloomy news" [syn: depressing, depressive,
- Sadden \Sad"den\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Saddened; p. pr. & vb.
To make sad. Specifically:
(a) To render heavy or cohesive. [Obs.]
Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great
prejudice it doth to clay lands. --Mortimer.
(b) To make dull- or sad-colored, as cloth.
(c) To make grave or serious; to make melancholy or
Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene. --Pope.
Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Saddening'
Sadness is an emotion characterized by feelings of disadvantage, loss, helplessness, sorrow, and rage. When sad, people often become outspoken, less energetic, and emotional.
Sadness can be viewed as a temporary lowering of mood, whereas depression is characterized by a persistent and intense lowered mood, as well as disruption to one's ability to function in day to day matters.
Sadness is an unpleasant emotion that has been medicalized. People who express sadness, such as after the death of a parent or child, are often told that they should seek medical care rather than being reassured that it is a normal response to loss.
Facial expressions of sadness with small pupils are judged significantly more intensely sad with decreasing pupil size. A person's own pupil size also mirrors this with them being smaller when viewing sad faces with small pupils. No parallel effect exists when people look at neutral, happy or angry expressions.[See more about Saddening at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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Saddening Sample Sentences in News
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(Getty Images) A saddening number of pop stars have shied away from calling themselves feminists in the past few years, but there's at least one superstar who isn't afraid to label herself a champion of women: Miley Cyrus. Miley is not afraid to call herself a feminist. (Getty Images) "I feel like I’m one of the biggest feminists in the world becaus Read more on this news related to 'Saddening'