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un·for·tu·nate·ly

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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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say unfortunately in sign language?

  1. unfortunately

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. Ramon Price:

    It was real irresponsible, and unfortunately it was my grandson who got to pay Ramon Price.

  2. Vice President Hamilton Mourao:

    We have no doubt this problem will continue to exist, we don't consider this the best job for the armed forces, to be always engaged in this type of action, but unfortunately it's the means we have to limit these crimes from happening.

  3. Marion Underwood:

    To have the additional fear that incriminating pictures, that intimate pictures, are out there for others to see just adds to the shame and humiliation, when they are hurt, when they are furious ... unfortunately that's just perfect ammunition.

  4. Mark Roberts:

    Unfortunately none of the eggs were viable, so with the Andeans in full parenting mode we gave them Chilean chicks to bring up as their own, it’s great motivation and enriching for the birds.

  5. Jeff Woolmer:

    I was living in a two-bedroom flat at the time, with an ensuite parking system. Unfortunately, tank parking permits were a no-go, so I had to buy a new house.

Images & Illustrations of unfortunately

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