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unfortunatelyadverb

uk   /ʌnˈfɔː.tʃən.ət.li/  us   /-ˈfɔːr-/
A2 used to say that something is ​sad, ​disappointing, or has a ​badeffect: Unfortunately, I didn't have my ​creditcard with me, or ​else I would have ​bought it.

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(Definition of unfortunately from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unfortunately”
in Arabic لِسوء الحَظّ…
in Korean 유감스럽게도…
in Portuguese infelizmente…
in Catalan malauradament…
in Japanese 残念ながら…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不幸地, 倒霉地…
in Turkish maalesef, ne yazık ki, korkarım ki…
in Russian к сожалению…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不幸地, 倒楣地…
in Italian purtroppo, sfortunatamente…
in Polish niestety…
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