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sad

 (săd)
adj. sad·der, sad·dest
1. Showing, expressing, or feeling sorrow or unhappiness: a sad face.
2. Causing sorrow or gloom; depressing: a sad movie; sad news.
3. Deplorable or inadequate; sorry: a sad state of affairs; a sad excuse.
4. Dark-hued; somber.

[Middle English, weary, sorrowful, from Old English sæd, sated, weary; see sā- in Indo-European roots.]

sad′ly adv.
sad′ness n.
Synonyms: sad, melancholy, sorrowful, doleful, woebegone, desolate
These adjectives mean affected with or marked by unhappiness, as that caused by affliction. Sad is the most general: "Better by far you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad" (Christina Rossetti).
Melancholy can refer to lingering or habitual somberness or sadness: a melancholy poet's gloomy introspection. Sorrowful applies to emotional pain as that resulting from loss: sorrowful mourners at the funeral. Doleful describes what is mournful or morose: the doleful expression of a reprimanded child. Woebegone suggests grief or wretchedness, especially as reflected in a person's appearance: "His sorrow ... made him look ... haggard and ... woebegone" (George du Maurier).
Desolate applies to one that is beyond consolation: "Now she was desolate, a widow in a foreign country" (Nigel Hamilton).

SAD

abbr.
seasonal affective disorder
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sadly - in an unfortunate way; "sadly he died before he could see his grandchild"
happily - in an unexpectedly lucky way; "happily he was not injured"
2.sadly - with sadness; in a sad manner; "`She died last night,' he said sadly"
3.sadly - in an unfortunate or deplorable manner; "he was sadly neglected"; "it was woefully inadequate"
Translations
بِحُزْنبِحُزْنٍ، بِصورةٍ حَزينَه
smutně
bedrøvetsørgeligt
valitettavasti
žalosno
dapurlega
悲しんで
슬프게
žalostno
tyvärr
อย่างเศร้าใจ
acıklı bir şekildeüzgün bir şekilde
buồn rầu

sadly

[ˈsædlɪ] ADV
1. (= sorrowfully) [say, smile] → con tristeza, tristemente
2. (= regrettably) → desgraciadamente, lamentablemente
sadly, we don't have much chance of winningdesgraciadamente or lamentablemente, no tenemos muchas posibilidades de ganar
his uncle, who sadly diedsu tío, que tristemente or desgraciadamente falleció
it is a sadly familiar patternes un hecho por desgracia familiar
sadly for himlamentablemente or desgraciadamente para él
3. (= severely) their education has been sadly neglectedhan descuidado su educación de forma lamentable
to be sadly lacking in sthser muy deficiente en algo
he will be sadly missedse le echará mucho de menos
you are sadly mistakenestás muy equivocado
to be sadly in need of sthnecesitar imperiosamente algo

sadly

[ˈsædli] adv
(= in a sad way) → tristement
"She's gone," he said sadly → "Elle est partie," a-t-il dit tristement.
(= regrettably) → malheureusement
Sadly, it was too late → Malheureusement, il était trop tard.
to be sadly lacking in sth → manquer cruellement de qch

sadly

adv
(= sorrowfully)traurig; she will be sadly missedsie wird (uns/ihnen) allen sehr fehlen
(= unfortunately)bedauerlicherweise, leider; sadly (enough) he has …bedauerlicherweise hat er …; sadly for the dolphins, there are no regulations to protect themleider gibt es keine Bestimmungen zum Schutz der Delfine or Delphine
(= regrettably, woefully)bedauerlicherweise; he is sadly lacking in any sensitivityihm fehlt absolut jegliches Feingefühl; the house had been sadly neglectedes war traurig, wie vernachlässigt das Haus war; to be sadly in need of somethingetw dringend benötigen or brauchen; to be sadly mistakensich sehr or arg täuschen; if you think you can hide the truth from us, you are sadly mistakenwenn du glaubst, dass du uns die Wahrheit verheimlichen kannst, hast du dich sehr getäuscht

sadly

[ˈsædlɪ] adv (unhappily) → tristemente; (regrettably) → sfortunatamente
sadly lacking in ... → completamente privo/a di...

sad

(sӕd) adjective
unhappy or causing unhappiness. She's sad because her son is ill; a sad face.
ˈsadness noun
ˈsadden verb
to make or become sad. She was saddened by her son's ingratitude.
ˈsadly adverb
He stared sadly at the ruins of his house.

sadly

بِحُزْن smutně sørgeligt traurigerweise δυστυχώς tristemente valitettavasti tristement žalosno tristemente 悲しんで 슬프게 jammerlijk dessverre niestety tristemente печально tyvärr อย่างเศร้าใจ acıklı bir şekilde buồn rầu 悲伤地
References in classic literature ?
said he, 'I have this load to carry: to be sure it is silver, but it is so heavy that I can't hold up my head, and you must know it hurts my shoulder sadly.
A Fox seeing him sitting so long and learning the reason of his doing so, said to him, "You are indeed, sir, sadly deceiving yourself; you are indulging a hope strong enough to cheat you, but which will never reward you with enjoyment.
And there, in the focus of a million pairs of convergent eyes, the Ambitious Person sat him down between the sun and moon and murmured sadly to his own soul:
Thus, with the exception of the fragile memory which the author of this book here consecrates to it, there remains to-day nothing whatever of the mysterious word engraved within the gloomy tower of Notre-Dame,--nothing of the destiny which it so sadly summed up.
We are sending you, dear flowers, Forth alone to die, Where your gentle sisters may not weep O'er the cold graves where you lie; But you go to bring them fadeless life In the bright homes where they dwell, And you softly smile that 't is so, As we sadly sing farewell.
Both are massive enough in all conscience; but there is a certain mathematical symmetry in the Sperm Whale's which the Right Whale's sadly lacks.
Soon she heard a rushing sound, and a big wave rose suddenly and swept the comb off the bank, and a minute after the head of her husband rose from the pond and gazed sadly at her.
We must give up the farm, my dear," replied her uncle sadly, "and wander away into the world to work for our living.
Have I any right," she asked, sadly, "to accept what you offer me?
It will hurt my poor friend's pride to be laughed at," continued the Scarecrow, sadly.
that is disloyal, disloyal to my First Love; for this is sadly true,--that we always find the Golden Girl in our first love, and lose her in our second.
After many years, on looking back from the middle turn of life's way at the events of the past, which, like a friendly crowd, seem to gaze sadly after us hastening towards the Cimmerian shore, we may see here and there, in the gray throng, some figure glowing with a faint radiance, as though it had caught all the light of our already crepuscular sky.