- IPA: /ˈsædən/
sadden (saddens, present participle saddening; past and past participle saddened)
- (transitive) To make sad or unhappy.
- 1717, Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard:
- Her gloomy presence saddens all the scene.
- It saddens me to think that I might have hurt someone.
- (intransitive, rare) To become sad or unhappy.
- (transitive, rare) To darken a color during dyeing.
- (transitive) To render heavy or cohesive.
- Marl is binding, and saddening of land is the great prejudice it doth to clay lands.
- French: attrister
- German: betrüben
- Italian: intristire, rattristare
- Portuguese: entristecer
- Russian: печа́лить
- Spanish: apenar, entristecer, contristar
- German: traurig werden, betrüben