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External CausesPlay
Use 'sadden' when something outside the person causes unhappiness. SlideThe gloomy weather saddened the tourists.
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Emotion IntensityPlay
'Sadden' implies a deep, often lasting feeling of unhappiness. SlideThe loss of the old tree from the storm greatly saddened the community.
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Not Always VisiblePlay
Someone can be 'saddened' without showing visible signs of sadness. SlideShe was deeply saddened by the news, but she held back her tears.