Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unfortunate manner; by ill fortune; unhappily.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Happening through bad luck, or because of some unfortunate event.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb by bad luck

Etymologies

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un- + fortunate + -ly

Examples

  • The term unfortunately has been hijacked by those enamored with the so called trendier parts of Eastern religions and new age movements.

    Father John Bakas: Seeking The Mystical

  • The title unfortunately evokes its predecessor, a 1978 "Star Wars" clone that presented humanity fleeing through space, pursued by robots with the same blinking red LEDs that was later adopted by the talking car in “Knight Rider.”

    Going ‘Galactic’

  • I don't even know the title unfortunately and since I can't find any mention of it anywhere on the net I fear it may have been an unauthorized bio.

    I'm Still Raging!

  • They make up (a term unfortunately suggestive of transformation) hundreds of beds; they have equipages and 'night chamberlains;' '_On y parle français_;' '_Man spricht Deutsch_.'

    Some Private Views

  • This, unfortunately, is a human condition we are now finally becoming keenly “aware” of.

    legalizing drug user possession

  • This, unfortunately, is a human condition we are now finally becoming keenly “aware” of.

    legalizing drug user possession

  • Public transit, unfortunately, is not a viable option for a large swath of Americans (though there are some who refuse to consider it, even if it is a good option).

    Matthew Yglesias » Doubts About a Vehicle-Miles Traveled Tax

  • The problem, unfortunately, is that especially for the gringo community, information resources are extremely limited.

    Safety in Hotels

  • Public transit, unfortunately, is not a viable option for a large swath of Americans (though there are some who refuse to consider it, even if it is a good option).

    Matthew Yglesias » Doubts About a Vehicle-Miles Traveled Tax

  • Difficult in this practical time to find a sincere husband like Wally & a lover wife like Fae, they are a romantic couple disappeared unfortunately from the youth generation, except few young people.

    John Brown – the author’s official site » Blog Archive » “Wally” by Aslyn

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