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unfortunately

[ uhn-fawr-chuh-nit-lee ]
/ ʌnˈfɔr tʃə nɪt li /
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adverb
it is unfortunate that: Unfortunately, our flight was delayed for several hours.
in a way or to a degree that is unfortunate or unlucky: The project was unfortunately placed on hold until further notice.
in a way that is regrettable or unsuitable to the situation: Thank you for your comment, and I apologize for my unfortunately worded statement.
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Origin of unfortunately

First recorded in 1540–50; unfortunate + -ly
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How to use unfortunately in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unfortunately

unfortunately
/ (ʌnˈfɔːtʃənɪtlɪ) /

adverb
(sentence modifier) it is regrettable that; unluckily
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