regrettably
adverb Date: 1866 1. to a regrettable extent <
a regrettably steep decline in wages
>
2. it is to be regretted <
regrettably, they could not attend
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • regrettably — re·gret·ta·bly (rĭ grĕtʹə blē) adv. 1. To an extent deserving of regret: a regrettably brief career. 2. As a matter of regret: Regrettably, the book is not available. * * * …   Universalium

  • regrettably — adverb used when you consider the existing situation to be unsatisfactory (sentence adverb): Regrettably, the patients weren t asked for their opinion. (+ adj/adv): Some of the students are regrettably ignorant of contraception …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • regrettably — re|gret|ta|bly [rıˈgretəbli] adv used to talk about a situation that you wish was different or that you are sorry about = ↑regretfully [sentence adverb] ▪ Regrettably, he will not be able to come …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • regrettably — re|gret|ta|bly [ rı gretəbli ] adverb used for saying that you are sad or sorry about something: UNFORTUNATELY: Regrettably, there s nothing more we can do to help …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • regrettably — UK [rɪˈɡretəblɪ] / US adverb used for saying that you are sad or sorry about something Regrettably, there s nothing more we can do to help …   English dictionary

  • regrettably — regrettable ► ADJECTIVE ▪ giving rise to regret; undesirable. DERIVATIVES regrettably adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • regrettably — adverb In a manner inspiring or deserving regret. Syn: regretfully, unfortunately …   Wiktionary

  • regrettably — re gret·ta·bly || rɪ gretÉ™blɪ adv. in a manner that causes sorrow, in a manner that causes remorse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • regrettably — re·gret·ta·bly …   English syllables

  • regrettably — adverb by bad luck unfortunately it rained all day alas, I cannot stay • Syn: ↑unfortunately, ↑unluckily, ↑alas • Ant: ↑luckily (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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