Translation of sadly in Spanish:

sadly

tristemente, adv.

Pronunciation: /ˈsædli//ˈsadli/

adverb

  • 1

    (sorrowfully)
    (speak/smile) tristemente
    (smile/speak) con tristeza
    the flowers drooped sadly in their pots las flores languidecían en las macetas
    • I felt sadly let down though by the fact that none of you sent me a card!
    • He sighed sadly to the fact that who he was talking to wasn't really there to listen to him.
    • All this, rather sadly, puts one terrible piece of news in the shade.
    • Jo was held in high regard by all who knew her and her passing is sadly regretted.
    • The smiled vanished from his face and he looked sadly down at the book in his hands.
    • Terry smiles sadly like a missionary who has failed to convert that one last pygmy.
    • He smiled at me sadly and we followed the carriage with my dad's casket around the town.
    • The West, it is sadly said, has lost confidence in the Enlightenment.
    • I look up at him and he's smiling so sadly that tears cloud my eyes before I can even look down.
    • After trying to dissuade her, he sees that her mind is made up and sadly presents her to the Sultan.
    • The baby in his arms gurgled slightly and he smiled sadly as he looked down at the small little face.
    • I lingered in the doorway sadly, not really reassured by the fact that the usual ice between us was absent.
    • Ask a civil servant whether Tony Blair ever squares up to George Bush and a weak smile crosses the mouth and the head shakes sadly.
    • Near the end of the meal I looked up at my two brilliant companions and smiled sadly and shyly.
    • He smiled sadly and waved goodbye promising to see him tomorrow and then he drove away.
    • His pleasant and unassuming manner endeared him to many and he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
    • She stared at me through a bleary film of sleep and smiled sadly.
    • No, she thought sadly, painfully aware that he was standing mere feet away from her.
    • Always a cheerful smile for all he met, he will be sadly missed by his many friends and neighbors.
    • They started dancing, and I smiled sadly, wishing I had a relationship even half as wonderful as theirs.
  • 2

    (regrettably)
    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 estás totalmente equivocado
  • 3

    (unfortunately)
    lamentablemente
    desgraciadamente
    sadly, he doesn't have the experience lamentablemente, no tiene experiencia
    • I myself have long hoped to be a minion to Cruella Deville, but sadly my youthful dreams have been to no avail.
    • Vietnam War, sadly, is another example of conflict won militarily but lost politically.
    • And sadly, it's not terribly different from what is actually being done in some churches.
    • 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.
    • Those ten plus years of French and Spanish had just been buried by years of misuse, sadly.
    • Prophetically and sadly, he had suggested he might turn out to be ‘the worst manager ever’.
    • The majority of fans hoping for a return to the afternoon grand final next year don't have much hope at all, sadly.
    • Although it kept him from becoming entirely eccentric, sadly this imaginary power was not without its drawbacks.
    • They were moving into Little Palgrave Hall, so, sadly, we had to leave.
    • I had hoped this had gone away, but, sadly, things like this never do.
    • A supreme court judge offers some interesting advice but sadly does not develop it further.