The 5 saddest words in English

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edited July 2017 in Vocabulary
There are a lot of words in English which can express saddness.  Here are our top five :( 

1. Devastated
  • Judy was devastated by the death of her husband.

2. Heartbroken
  • Bill was heartbroken when his girlfriend said 'goodbye'.

3. Grief-stricken
  • The death of a pet can make a person feel grief-stricken.

4. Melancholy
  • I have always enjoyed Schumann's Kinderszenen Op.15-10 it's both moving and melancholy.

5. Grief
  • Her English test result filled her with grief.

Please post any other sad words you know in English  :s

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