regrettably


re·gret·ta·bly

adverb \-blē\

—used to say that something is disappointing or regrettable

: to an extent that causes disappointment or regret

Full Definition of REGRETTABLY

1
:  to a regrettable extent <a regrettably steep decline in wages>
2
:  it is to be regretted <regrettably, they could not attend>

Examples of REGRETTABLY

  1. The progress of the work was regrettably slow.

First Known Use of REGRETTABLY

1866

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