What is another word for unfortunately?

Synonyms for unfortunately

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term unfortunately.


  1. unfortunatelyadverb

    regrettably, unluckily

    fortunately, luckily

  2. unfortunatelyadverb

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

    regrettably, unluckily

    luckily, fortunately

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfortunately, unluckily, regrettably, alasadverb

    by bad luck

    "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"

    regrettably, unluckily, alas

    fortunately, luckily, fortuitously, as luck would have it

How to pronounce unfortunately?

How to say unfortunately in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use unfortunately in a sentence?

  1. Jesse Eisenberg:

    Unfortunately, there's a kind of strange asterisks to all of this, which is that in a lot of areas, calls are actually going down because, oftentimes, people who are victims feel unsafe to make those calls when they're stuck in the same room as their abuser.


    Unfortunately, for most who are oppressed, they never live long enough to see the end of the oppressor.

  3. Otis Brawley:

    There's a tendency in the US to think that every screening test is great. Unfortunately there are screening tests that actually cause more harm than good, in the 1960s and 1970s, we stopped doing chest X-ray screening for lung cancer because, after 20 years of doing it, we finally got around to doing an assessment and we found the death rates were higher in the screened versus the unscreened group.

  4. Jay Watts:

    Unfortunately, she had tumors throughout her brain and her liver and everywhere. They did the best they could, but they couldn’t stop the seizures on and off or the breakthrough pain.

  5. Ben Carson:

    We unfortunately had some tragedy in our campaign today, one of the vans in Iowa, with one of our staffers and three student volunteers, hit a patch of ice, flipped on its side, (and) was hit by another vehicle.

Translations for unfortunately

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for unfortunately »


Find a translation for the unfortunately synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"unfortunately." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 8 Dec. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/unfortunately>.

Discuss these unfortunately synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for unfortunately?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    What is the antonym of Statement?
    • A. Command
    • B. Silence
    • C. Rumoured
    • D. Tale

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for unfortunately: