adjective, sad·der, sad·dest.
Origin of sad
SYNONYMS FOR sad
Related formssad·ly, adverbsad·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for sadly
Sadly, it appears the American press often doesn't need any outside help when it comes to censoring themselves.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Having finally seen Selma on November 17, I must report, sadly, that I do not share the enthusiasm the film has generated so far.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sadly, the world will never see the realization of those skills.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Sadly, this choice between growth and climate change may not be necessary.
Sadly, laws throughout the Middle East—from North Africa to the Gulf—limit the rights of religious minorities and non-believers.
But the sultan only shook his head, and said sadly, 'What is that to me?The Violet Fairy Book|Various
I forgot my flowers, walked in slowly and sadly and carried in two lanterns to store in the shed chamber.Adopting An Abandoned Farm|Kate Sanborn
“I would deny the maid nought that were for her good, Orige,” said the father, sadly.Clare Avery|Emily Sarah Holt
We go about even the most delightful of our affairs in a sadly hum-drum way.In Pastures Green|Peter McArthur
The old man's eyes dwelt upon her with a sadly wistful air; and I like to feel that it was of Nannie he was thinking.The Four Pools Mystery|Jean Webster