What does unfortunately mean?

Definitions for unfortunately

Here are all the 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"


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfortunately in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unfortunately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Burgess:

    Unfortunately, it's an unholy mix.

  2. Missouri System President Tim Wolfe:

    Unfortunately this has not happened.

  3. Brianna Jackson:

    Unfortunately, our pilot passed away.

  4. The Romania-born Vizer:

    Unfortunately, it never became reality.

  5. Shaher Saed:

    Unfortunately, there are no alternatives.

Images & Illustrations of unfortunately

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