Definitions for unfortunately

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word unfortunately

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfortunately, unluckily, regrettably, alas(adverb)

    by bad luck

    "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unfortunately(adverb)ʌnˈfɔr tʃə nɪt

    used to introduce sth bad or disappointing

    Unfortunately, we missed the last bus.; The house was, unfortunately, too expensive.


  1. unfortunately(Adverb)

    Happening through bad luck, or because of some unfortunate event.

  2. Origin: un- + fortunate + -ly


  1. Unfortunately

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unfortunately' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2402

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unfortunately' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1318

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unfortunately' in Adverbs Frequency: #175

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I'd like to help but unfortunately I can't.

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