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unfortunately

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of unfortunately

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The first known use of unfortunately was circa 1548

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“Unfortunately.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/unfortunately. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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