Downhearted and Sad

Downhearted

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Downhearted adjective – Feeling unhappiness.
Usage example: downhearted because his best friend was taking a job out of state

Sad is a synonym for downhearted in feeling topic. In some cases you can use "Sad" instead an adjective "Downhearted", when it comes to topics like melancholy, dejected, depressed, unhappy.
Synonyms for Downhearted

Sad

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Sad adjective – Feeling unhappiness.
Usage example: movies in which the hero dies always make us feel sad

Downhearted is a synonym for sad in feeling topic. You can use "Downhearted" instead an adjective "Sad", if it concerns topics such as unhappy, happy.
Nearby Words: sadness, sadly
Synonyms for Sad
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