unfortunately

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unfortunate +‎ -ly

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unfortunately (comparative more unfortunately, superlative most unfortunately)

  1. Happening through bad luck, or because of some unfortunate event.
    The houses which burned down could have been saved. Unfortunately, the fire truck had broken down on the way.
  2. Used (as a parenthetical word) to express disappointment, compassion, sorrow, regret or grief.

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