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21 Fonts That Show Sadness (Depressing Fonts)

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What is a sad font? Well, fonts don't actually show emotions, but they can evoke emotions with their shape and colour. 

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Today, we're looking at 21 fonts from Envato Elements that can be used when you want to evoke the emotion of sadness. 

Unlimited Sad or Depressing Fonts at Envato Elements

Envato Elements offers thousands of premium digital assets like fonts, mockups, graphic templates, logos, photos, and much more.

For one low monthly fee, you can download as many of these digital assets as you like, as often as you like. Let's take a look at the sad fonts you can find at Elements.

21 Fonts That Show Sadness

Maleah Sad Font Style (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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When you need a sad font for a melancholy project, choose Maleah Sad Font Style. Maleah is simple and sober, and those are exactly the qualities you need for a sad font.

Belgia Sad Font Style (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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With its gently rounded corners, Belgia Sad Font Style brings a certain understated reserve to text, which makes it an excellent choice when you are looking for a sad font. Belgia includes uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

Dreaming Sad Fonts (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Dreaming Sad Fonts is just the kind of font you need when you're looking for a font that works well in sad projects. The nice thing about Dreaming is that apart from being sober, it's also elegant, so it works well for funeral invitations and other projects where you need a sad yet elegant font.

Silent Dream Fonts That Show Sadness (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Aside from the usual upper and lowercase characters, numbers, and punctuation, Silent Dream offers some alternates and ligatures that you can choose to incorporate into your text or not. With sad fonts, you do want to keep things fairly simple, so bear that in mind.

Typhone Sad Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Typhone Sad Font is a great choice for projects where you want to communicate sadness. So whether your project is a movie, book, or funeral program, Typhone is hard to beat.

Kross Sad Looking Fonts (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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With Kross Sad Looking Fonts, you have a choice of 12 font styles, from thin to heavy, with italic versions for each. This versatile font includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

Peyton Depression Font Family (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Peyton Depression Font Family is a simple and modern typeface that offers a whopping 18 styles. You can use Peyton whether you're creating headers or body text. The font family contains the full complement of uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

Deadly: A Sad Depressing Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Deadly is an excellent choice when you want to saturate a project with a sense of darkness and depression. Don't forget, though, that the colour you choose for your font will have a big impact on its meaning. Should you make the letters red, for example, the text may communicate horror more than sadness or depression.

Mezanine Depressing Fonts (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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This striking condensed font is worthy of consideration when you are looking for a depressing font for your new project. Mezanine Depressing Fonts will work well for titles, headers, and signage.

Efton Sad Font Style (OTF, WOFF)

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Efton Sad Font Style is a bit heavier on the elegance side than other fonts featured here so far, but elegance and sadness aren't mutually exclusive, so don't hesitate to use this font in any project where you want to communicate sadness.

Scarl Depression Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Scarl Depression Font will work very well for sad headlines and titles. Scarl includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and multilingual support.

Dezire Sad Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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With 99 glyphs that include upper and lowercase characters, numbers, and punctuation, Dezire Sad Font offers everything you need to create your sadness-infused projects.

Morality: Fonts That Show Sadness (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Select Morality for your next project. This clean and simple font is all you need to add to your projects to reinforce the melancholy vibe.

Breakdown Depressing Fonts (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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One of the best fonts you can choose when you're looking for fonts that evoke sadness is a handwriting font, like Breakdown Depressing Fonts. Breakdown is a brush font that contains lowercase and uppercase characters, numbers, and punctuation. 

Ashial Sad Looking Fonts (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Ashial Sad Looking Fonts is another handwritten font, but this one simulates the effect of chalk on a blackboard.

Crushine Sad Fonts (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Just like handwriting fonts, cursive fonts have the potential to communicate deep emotions. Crushine Sad Fonts is made with a brush pen on paper, which gives it an authentic, tactile quality. Use it in projects where you want to personalise the touch of grief.

Stag Sad Font Style (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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When you're looking for a standout display font, choose Stag Sad Font Style. Stag offers a clean, contemporary design that works in a wide range of projects and comes in two weights: regular and bold.

Angel Cry: A Sad Depressing Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Let's delve back into the world of the handcrafted font, this time with Angel Cry: A Sad Depressing Font. Angel is an excellent choice for body text and will complement other sans serif fonts beautifully.

Loneliness Sad Looking Fonts (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Loneliness is such a sad affair, and so is Loneliness Sad Looking Fonts. The font offers alternative characters, so you do have some extra choices when creating your text.

Lost Forever Depression Font (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Lost Forever Depression Font is a terrific font for those dark and depressing projects you have in the works. The font includes upper and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, ligatures, alternates, and multilingual support.

Darkest Saturday: A Sad Depressing Font  (TTF, OTF, WOFF)

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Caught somewhere between the depressing and horror, this wonderfully versatile font offers four styles: regular, rough, aged, and outline. Use the one that works best with the project you have in mind.

Choose Your Favourite Sad Font

Now you know just where to find the best sad fonts when you need them, head to Envato Elements and download your favourites today. 

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