Definition of unfortunately in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌənˈfôrCH(ə)nətlē/


[sentence adverb]
It is unfortunate that: unfortunately, we do not have the time to interview every applicant
More example sentences
  • The most negative aspect of the city was, unfortunately, the venue we performed in.
  • Rather unfortunately, she'd come in a pair with the older sis, so it was inevitable.
  • Very unfortunately, there was but one two seater table at the side of this lady.
unluckily, sadly, regrettably, unhappily, alas, sad to say
informal worse luck

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: un·for·tu·nate·ly

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words