Definitions for sadly

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sadly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sadly, unhappily(adverb)

    in an unfortunate way

    "sadly he died before he could see his grandchild"

  2. sadly(adverb)

    with sadness; in a sad manner

    "`She died last night,' he said sadly"

  3. deplorably, lamentably, sadly, woefully(adverb)

    in an unfortunate or deplorable manner

    "he was sadly neglected"; "it was woefully inadequate"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sadly(adverb)æd

    unfortunately

    Sadly, we're going to miss their wedding.

  2. sadlyæd

    feeling sad or showing sadness

    She sat sadly by his side.; She gazed sadly into the distance.

Wiktionary

  1. sadly(Adverb)

    In a sad manner; sorrowfully.

  2. sadly(Adverb)

    Unfortunately, sad to say.

  3. sadly(Adverb)

    Deeply, completely.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sadly(adverb)

    wearily; heavily; firmly

  2. Sadly(adverb)

    seriously; soberly; gravely

  3. Sadly(adverb)

    grievously; deeply; sorrowfully; miserably

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sadly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4628

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'sadly' in Adverbs Frequency: #299


Translations for sadly

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sadly(adverb)

He stared sadly at the ruins of his house.

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