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American English: /ˈsædli/
British English: /ˈsadli/

Translation of sadly in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (sorrowfully)
    con tristeza
    the flowers drooped sadly in their pots
    las flores languidecían en las macetas
    Example sentences
    • Near the end of the meal I looked up at my two brilliant companions and smiled sadly and shyly.
    • They started dancing, and I smiled sadly, wishing I had a relationship even half as wonderful as theirs.
    • I look up at him and he's smiling so sadly that tears cloud my eyes before I can even look down.
    1.2 (regrettably) See examples: the garden had been sadly neglected
    habían descuidado el jardín de manera lamentable
    he is sadly lacking in tact
    lamentablemente no tiene nada de tacto
    you are sadly mistaken
    cometes un grave error
    1.3 (unfortunately) (sentence adv) sadly, he doesn't have the experience
    Example sentences
    • I myself have long hoped to be a minion to Cruella Deville, but sadly my youthful dreams have been to no avail.
    • I pity their unhappy lives, but sadly there isn't a terrible great deal I can do to get them out and away from it.
    • And sadly, it's not terribly different from what is actually being done in some churches.

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