sadness noun

ADJ. deep, great, real, unutterable

QUANT. hint

VERB + SADNESS be filled with, be full of, feel Claudia felt a deep sadness. | express, show | hide | bring (sb) I had brought nothing but sadness to my family. | be tinged with Our joy was tinged with sadness.

PREP. with ~ It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of William Hales. | ~ about/at/over He expressed his sadness about what had happened. | ~ for Kate felt a great sadness for him.

PHRASES an air/aura of sadness a lonely place with an aura of sadness | a feeling/sense of sadness