Definition of Regrettably

1. Adverb. By bad luck. "Alas, I cannot stay"




Definition of Regrettably

1. Adverb. In a manner inspiring or deserving regret. ¹

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Definition of Regrettably

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Regrettably

regressivities
regressivity
regressor
regressors
regret
regretable
regretful
regretfully
regretfulness
regretfulnesses
regreting
regretless
regrets
regrets only
regrettable
regrettably (current term)
regretted
regretter
regretters
regretting
regrew
regrind
regrinding
regrinds
regrip
regripped
regripping
regrips
regroom
regroomed

Literary usage of Regrettably

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1976 (OED Supplement) regrettably is still much the more common choice in such contexts: . . . and shows, regrettably, that he is still under their ..."

2. U.S. Policy Consideration on the 40th Anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising edited by Benjamin A. Gilman (2001)
"regrettably, even though His Holiness has met Beijing's demand to state that Tibet ... Moreover, and regrettably, the Administration's human rights policy ..."

3. John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Lucius Gwynn (1919)
"Naturally, but regrettably, we were the section of the House which had least touch with what was thought ... Naturally, but most regrettably, the opinion of ..."

4. Iraq Speaks: Documents on the Gulf Crisis (1993)
"What prompted us to write this letter is that we are, regrettably, experiencing Kuwaiti ... This policy, regrettably, is prompted by selfish motives, ..."

5. American law reports annotated (1920)
"regrettably the cases pending were such as naturally to create great ... They were, also regrettably, being tried beforehand by the press of the state in ..."

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