unfortunately, unluckily, regrettably, alas(adverb)
by bad luck
"unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"
Happening through bad luck, or because of some unfortunate event.
Origin: un- + fortunate + -ly
Unfortunately is the fourth studio album by Shalabi Effect. It was recorded on three consecutive nights at the Montreal Arts Interculturels Institute live.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'unfortunately' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2402
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'unfortunately' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1318
Rank popularity for the word 'unfortunately' in Adverbs Frequency: #175
The numerical value of unfortunately in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of unfortunately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.
Real seriousness in regard to writing is one of two absolute necessities. The other, unfortunately, is talent.
You'll get them, yes, they are very boring tax returns. No big money from speeches, no major investments. Unfortunately - unfortunately - I remain one of the poorer members of the United States Senate.
Winning is not a sometime thing it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
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- malauradamentCatalan, Valencian
- uheldigvis, desværreDanish
- leider, unglücklicherweiseGerman
- bedaŭrinde, malfeliĉeEsperanto
- desafortunadamente, lamentablemente, desgraciadamente, por desgraciaSpanish
- متاسفانه, بدبختانهPersian
- malheureusement, malencontreusementFrench
- दुर्भाग्यवश, दुर्भाग्यHindi
- þv%C3%AD miðurIcelandic
- malauguratamente, sfortunatamente, purtroppoItalian
- 残念, 生憎Japanese
- за жалMacedonian
- helaas, jammer genoegDutch
- uheldigvis, dessverreNorwegian
- к несчастью, к сожалениюRussian
- нажалост, nažalostSerbo-Croatian
- na žalostSlovene
- dessvärre, tyvärrSwedish
- maalesef, ne yazık kiTurkish
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