What is another word for saddens?

83 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ sˈadənz], [ sˈadənz], [ s_ˈa_d_ə_n_z]

Saddens is a verb that denotes feelings of sadness or despair. There are various synonyms one can use instead of the word saddens, including disheartens, discourages, depresses, demoralizes, and perturbs. The word disheartens implies that an event has reduced one's enthusiasm or confidence, while discourages refers to an event that has made one lose heart, will, or courage. Depresses refers to an event that has caused one to feel sad, downcast, or hopeless. Demoralizes implies that an event has made one feel that they have lost their sense of purpose or direction. Perturbs suggests that an event has caused one to feel uneasy, anxious, or disturbed.

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Usage examples for Saddens

It is a desecration; the wild ancient charm of the land has been destroyed in their case, and it saddens and angers them.
"Afoot in England"
W.H. Hudson
"It always saddens one to say good-bye to one's friends," he murmured.
"Monsieur Cherami"
Charles Paul de Kock
It saddens me to see their hardness and sourness."
"Thankful Rest"
Annie S. Swan

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