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Meaning of SADLY

Pronunciation:  s'adlee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  in an unfortunate way; "sadly he died before he could see his grandchild"
  2. [adv]  in an unfortunate or deplorable manner; "he was sadly neglected"; "it was woefully inadequate"
  3. [adv]  with sadness; in a sad manner; "`She died last night,' he said sadly"

SADLY is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: deplorably, lamentably, unhappily, woefully
 Antonyms: happily



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sad"ly\, adv.
1. Wearily; heavily; firmly. [Obs.]

         In go the spears full sadly in arest. --Chaucer.

2. Seriously; soberly; gravely. [Obs.]

         To tell thee sadly, shepherd, without blame Or our
         neglect, we lost her as we came.      --Milton.

3. Grievously; deeply; sorrowfully; miserably. ``He sadly
   suffers in their grief.'' --Dryden.