unfortunately


un·for·tu·nate·ly

adverb \ˌən-ˈfrch-nət-lē, -ˈfr-chə-\

Definition of UNFORTUNATELY

1
:  in a regrettable, unlucky, or unsuitable manner :  in an unfortunate manner <the marriage turned out unfortunately>
2
:  it is unfortunate <unfortunately for him your letter has let the cat out of the bag — G. B. Shaw>

Examples of UNFORTUNATELY

  1. Our awards program evaluates wine lists, not restaurants as a whole. While we assume the level of food and service will be commensurate with the quality of the wine lists submitted by award winners, this unfortunately is not always true. —Wine Spectator, 31 Aug. 2008

First Known Use of UNFORTUNATELY

circa 1548

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