Definition of 'sadden'
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We are deeply saddened to hear that we added to their pain and suffering. Christianity Today (2000)We are all deeply saddened by what has happened. The Sun (2012)All of us were shocked and deeply saddened by the news. The Sun (2009)Our lives are too short now to spend our holidays being shocked and saddened by what people are doing to the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If you knew only these facts, you would be saddened but not shocked. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Family liaison officers have been assigned to the victims' families who are understandably shocked and saddened. The Sun (2016)I am deeply saddened and shocked by the news. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We saw from all the shocked and saddened tributes that flooded in after the news that this was the last thing in the world anyone expected. The Sun (2011)They are shocked and saddened. The Sun (2013)I am shocked, deeply saddened and profoundly sorry for what has happened to these women. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Almond said: 'I am deeply saddened and shocked. The Sun (2006)Almond said: 'I am deeply saddened. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The spokeswoman added: 'We are deeply saddened by his death. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The soccer charity he was backing said: 'We are deeply saddened. The Sun (2013)He said: 'We are deeply saddened by what has occurred and we will miss her greatly. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Which I was incredibly saddened by. The Sun (2008)He added: 'I was saddened. Times, Sunday Times (2006)On hearing the news about him yesterday, I felt incredibly saddened. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'sadden'
British English: sadden VERB
If something saddens you, it makes you feel sad.
The cruelty in the world saddens me incredibly.
Definition of sadden from the Collins English Dictionary
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