What does unfortunately mean?

Definitions for unfortunately
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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"

Wiktionary

  1. unfortunately(Adverb)

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

    Etymology: un- + fortunate + -ly

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce unfortunately?

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How to say unfortunately in sign language?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of unfortunately in a Sentence

  1. Melissa Click:

    But I do not understand the widespread impulse to shame those whose best intentions unfortunately result in imperfect actions. What would our world be like if no one ever took a chance? What if everyone played it safe?

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    Our work isn't finished, we do have to pay it forward. There are still injustice perpetrated every day across our country, sometimes in spite of the law, sometimes, unfortunately, in keeping with it.

  3. Pamela Anderson:

    Jealous of his sons talent and beauty from the day they were born.He is sick. The definition of narcissist/sociopath - His fianc keeps him drunk - this is what he wants - someone to behave badly with, it’s terrible and unfortunately he has made this private matter very public. I have always tried only to set record straight. Trying to paint him as not a bad guy. Just one who is human and made mistakes - He still cannot handle the guilt about his abusive behavior and has never taken responsibility for what he has done.

  4. John Lewis:

    At a time when we are doing everything we can to reduce our cost base, we have unfortunately been faced with regular increases to the service charges we pay for some of our shops in shopping centers.

  5. Donna Kalinkiewicz:

    Unfortunately, a lot of the people who are doing the work right now are getting very old, it is an art that may die if we don’t try to preserve it.

Images & Illustrations of unfortunately

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