Sad vs Lonely - What's the difference?

sad | lonely |

As a noun sad

is grain; harvested seeds.

As an adjective lonely is

unhappy because of feelings of loneliness.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (label) Sated, having had one's fill; satisfied, weary.
  • (label) Steadfast, valiant.
  • *, Book V:
  • *:And thus they strekyn forth into the stremys, many sadde hunderthes.
  • (label) Dignified, serious, grave.
  • *, II.xi:
  • *:Vprose Sir Guyon, in bright armour clad, / And to his purposd iourney him prepar'd: / With him the Palmer eke in habit sad , / Him selfe addrest to that aduenture hard
  • *(Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • *:ripe and sad courage
  • * (1467-1533)
  • *:which treaty was wisely handled by sad and discrete counsel of both parties
  • (label) Naughty; troublesome; wicked.
  • *(Isaac Taylor) (1787–1865)
  • *:Sad tipsy fellows, both of them.
  • (label) Emotionally negative.
  • #Of colours: dark, deep; later, sombre, dull.
  • #*1646 , (Thomas Browne), Pseudodoxia Epidemica , II.5:
  • #*:this is either used crude, and called Sulphur Vive, and is of a sadder colour; or after depuration, such as we have in magdeleons of rolls, of a lighter yellow.
  • #*(Izaak Walton) (c.1594-1683)
  • #*:sad -coloured clothes
  • #* John Mortimer (1656?-1736)
  • #*:Woad, or wade, is used by the dyers to lay the foundation of all sad colours.
  • #Feeling sorrow; sorrowful, mournful.
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  • #*(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • #*:First were we sad , fearing you would not come; / Now sadder, that you come so unprovided.
  • #*(John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • #*:The angelic guards ascended, mute and sad .
  • #Appearing sorrowful.
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  • #Causing sorrow; lamentable.
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  • #*:The Great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad, / For all their wars are merry and all their songs are sad .
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad .}}
  • #Poor in quality, bad; shameful, deplorable; later, regrettable, poor.
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  • #*1819 , (Lord Byron), , II.127:
  • #*:Heaven knows what cash he got, or blood he spilt, / A sad old fellow was he, if you please.
  • (label) Unfashionable; socially inadequate or undesirable.
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  • (label) Soggy (to refer to pastries).
  • (label) Heavy; weighty; ponderous; close; hard.
  • :sad bread
  • *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
  • *:his hand, more sad than lump of lead
  • * John Mortimer (1656?-1736)
  • *:Chalky lands are naturally cold and sad .
  • Synonyms

    * (feeling mentally uncomfortable) discomforted, distressed, uncomfortable, unhappy * (low in spirits) depressed, down in the dumps, glum, melancholy * poignant, touching * (causing sorrow) lamentable * (poor in quality) pitiful, sorry * See also * See also


    * happy * cheerful * gleeful, upbeat * decent

    Derived terms

    * sadness


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  • Unhappy because of feelings of loneliness.
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  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.}}
  • unfrequented by people; desolate.
  • without companions; solitary.
  • Synonyms

    * (dejected) lonesome * (unfrequented by people) desolate, desert, empty, unpeopled, unpopulated * (without companions) solitary, alone, unaccompanied