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unfortunate

adjective  us   /ʌnˈfɔr·tʃə·nət/

unfortunate adjective (UNLUCKY)

unlucky or having bad effects: What happened to Monica was just a freak accident – it was very unfortunate.

unfortunate adjective (UNSUITABLE)

(of remarks or behavior) unsuitable in a way that could cause offense: It was an unfortunate remark that he later regretted.
unfortunately
adverb  us   /ʌnˈfɔr·tʃə·nət·li/
Unfortunately, by the time we got there the party was almost over.
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