Definition of regrettably in US English:

regrettably

adverb

  • sentence adverb Unfortunately (used to express apology for or sadness at something)

    ‘regrettably, last night's audience was a meager one’
    • ‘He also said that 120,000 monuments are recorded in Ireland, but regrettably many have been lost in progress.’
    • ‘Some bands, regrettably, have a message and are very serious about it.’
    • ‘Lennox managed to score twice in the match but regrettably one of those was an own goal.’
    • ‘Dan had recently undergone major surgery for a heart complaint, but regrettably did not make a full recovery.’
    • ‘In fact, this statement could not be further from reality - things are, regrettably, much worse.’
    • ‘On Friday, an impressive panel of speakers will address the main event which, regrettably, is confined to students and teachers.’
    • ‘The result, regrettably, is that the bank and the fund risk being run by people who might not be the best available choice for the job.’
    • ‘It's an arresting beginning, and one that regrettably proves to be a false alarm.’
    • ‘She said that regrettably, the only other available public building in the area was across the Kilkenny border.’
    • ‘With a large staff and entrance fees discouragingly high for small exhibitions, the future of these Hermitage Rooms is regrettably unsure.’
    • ‘The reality of the two day forum, regrettably, was vastly different.’
    • ‘Elsewhere the standards are regrettably and evidently less exacting.’
    • ‘Although they have used dancers on occasion in their concerts, regrettably, they will not be doing so here.’
    • ‘The result is undeniably and regrettably messy.’
    • ‘In recent times, many of us have regrettably not done the country any good.’
    • ‘It attains its desired measure of solitude and, regrettably, much, much worse.’
    • ‘But, regrettably, the matter was and still is self-evidently one of public interest.’
    • ‘But regrettably nothing tangible did come out after so long years of the Board's coming into existence.’
    • ‘The scheme has been very successful in the past, but, regrettably, has been somewhat inactive in some areas over the past number of years.’
    • ‘They've confirmed that regrettably, they will not be getting any more in until the New Year.’
    unluckily, sadly, regrettably, unhappily, woefully, lamentably, alas, sad to say, sad to relate
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Usage

See regretfully

Pronunciation

regrettably

/rəˈɡredəblē//rəˈɡrɛdəbli/