in an unfortunate way
"sadly he died before he could see his grandchild"
with sadness; in a sad manner
"`She died last night,' he said sadly"
deplorably, lamentably, sadly, woefully(adverb)
in an unfortunate or deplorable manner
"he was sadly neglected"; "it was woefully inadequate"
In a sad manner; sorrowfully.
Unfortunately, sad to say.
wearily; heavily; firmly
seriously; soberly; gravely
grievously; deeply; sorrowfully; miserably
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'sadly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4628
Rank popularity for the word 'sadly' in Adverbs Frequency: #299
The numerical value of sadly in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of sadly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The health hazards, sadly, are all too clear to me.
We live by encouragement and die without it--slowly, sadly, angrily.
He who will not freely and sadly confess that he is much a fool is all a fool.
We tried to give them assurances so they wouldn't do something stupid and to reconsider, but sadly they committed suicide and we feel deep regret.
Sadly nursing is often regarded as ` women’s work ’ and sadly fails to recognize the science and intellectual depth of nursing as a STEM profession.
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