sadly Definition

  • 1in a sad or regrettable manner
  • 2unfortunately

Using sadly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "sadly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Sadly, her father passed away last week.

  • Example

    He couldn't attend the wedding, sadly.

  • Example

    Sadly, we have to cancel the trip due to unforeseen circumstances.

sadly Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for sadly


Summary: sadly in Brief

'Sadly' [ˈsædli] is an adverb that means in a sad or regrettable manner, or unfortunately. It is often used to express disappointment or sorrow, as in 'Sadly, her father passed away last week.'

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