1. in an unfortunate way
- sadly he died before he could see his grandchild
Similar word(s): unhappily
2. with sadness; in a sad manner
- `She died last night,' he said sadly
3. in an unfortunate or deplorable manner
- he was sadly neglected
Sentences with sadly as an adverb:
- If you think you’re getting out of this place alive, you are sadly mistaken, my friend.
- Sadly, the two were never to meet again.