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un·for·tu·nate

 (ŭn-fôr′chə-nĭt)
adj.
1. Having bad luck; unlucky.
2. Characterized by, bringing, or causing misfortune: an unfortunate turn of events.
3. Regrettable; deplorable: an unfortunate lack of good manners.
n.
A victim of bad luck.

un·for′tu·nate·ly adv.
Synonyms: unfortunate, hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless, unlucky
These adjectives mean having or marked by bad luck: an unfortunate turn of events; a hapless victim; an ill-fated business venture; an ill-starred romance; a luckless suitor; an unlucky accident.

unfortunately

(ʌnˈfɔːtʃənɪtlɪ)
adv
(sentence modifier) it is regrettable that; unluckily
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.unfortunately - by bad luckunfortunately - by bad luck; "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"
as luck would have it, fortuitously, fortunately, luckily - by good fortune; "fortunately the weather was good"

unfortunately

adverb unluckily, sadly, alas, regrettably, worse luck (informal), woefully, unhappily, sad to say, lamentably, sad to relate Unfortunately, my time is limited.
Translations
لِسوء الحَظلِسُوْءِ الـحَظّ
bohužel
uheldigvisdesværre
leidernebbich
valitettavasti
nažalost
til allrar óhamingju; òví miîur
運悪く
유감스럽게도
na žalost
tyvärr
อย่างเคราะห์ร้าย
đáng tiếc

unfortunately

[ʌnˈfɔːtʃnɪtlɪ] ADV
1. (= unluckily) → desgraciadamente, por desgracia
unfortunately for youdesgraciadamente para ti, por desgracia para ti
2. (= regrettably) → lamentablemente
3. (= inappropriately) the statement was rather unfortunately phrasedla declaración estaba formulada con muy poco acierto

unfortunately

[ʌnˈfɔːrʊnətli] advmalheureusement
Unfortunately, I arrived late → Malheureusement, je suis arrivé en retard.
unfortunately for sb → malheureusement pour qn
Unfortunately for him, he panicked → Malheureusement pour lui, il a paniqué.

unfortunately

advleider; chosenunglücklich; wordedungeschickt; the unfortunately-named …der unglücklich benannte; unfortunately for youbedauerlicherweise für Sie; unfortunately notleider nicht

unfortunately

[ʌnˈfɔːtʃnɪtlɪ] advpurtroppo, sfortunatamente
an unfortunately worded speech → un discorso infelice

unfortunate

(anˈfoːtʃənət) adjective
1. unlucky. He has been very unfortunate.
2. regrettable. He has an unfortunate habit of giggling all the time.
unˈfortunately adverb
I'd like to help but unfortunately I can't.

unfortunately

لِسُوْءِ الـحَظّ bohužel uheldigvis leider δυστυχώς por desgracia valitettavasti malheureusement nažalost sfortunatamente 運悪く 유감스럽게도 helaas uheldigvis niefortunnie infelizmente к сожалению tyvärr อย่างเคราะห์ร้าย ne yazık ki đáng tiếc 不幸地
References in classic literature ?
Unfortunately, Allah has made me so that I must also take off your head - unless," he added, thoughtfully, "you offer me half of the gold; for He made me weak under temptation."
Having no decided plans for the future as yet, we returned (most unfortunately, as the event has proved) to the rooms in London which I inhabited in my bachelor days.
To carry out her design, she climbed to the nest of the Eagle, and said, "Destruction is preparing for you, and for me too, unfortunately. The Wild Sow, whom you see daily digging up the earth, wishes to uproot the oak, so she may on its fall seize our families as food for her young." Having thus frightened the Eagle out of her senses, she crept down to the cave of the Sow, and said, "Your children are in great danger; for as soon as you go out with your litter to find food, the Eagle is prepared to pounce upon one of your little pigs." Having instilled these fears into the Sow, she went and pretended to hide herself in the hollow of the tree.
It is unfortunately impossible to trace the plan of the poem, which presumably detailed the adventures of this unheroic character: the metre used was a curious mixture of hexametric and iambic lines.
As, unfortunately, the Queen's highway ran down in tortuous descent to the handful of fishermen's cottages that had clung there limpet-like for ages, there was always a chance of such a stray visitation; but it was remote, and the whole place, hand and heart, was in the pocket of my lord.
Unfortunately here, also, I find the individual native in the minority.
Unfortunately, and somewhat strangely, I find myself unable to do so with any degree of confidence, for afterward no two of us agreed as to what he wore and how he looked; and when I try to set down my own impressions they elude me.
Unfortunately for Astoria, this bright gleam of sunshine was soon overclouded.
Unfortunately, I was right; it was the threatening of a fainting fit--he dropped on the floor a minute afterward."
This unfortunately befel the captain as he was taking his evening walk by himself, so that nobody was present to lend him any assistance, if indeed, any assistance could have preserved him.
Unfortunately, if I do not tell you the strangest story that ever was from the beginning, you will not believe me.
de Boville, "your fears are unfortunately but too well founded, and you see before you a man in despair.