Are there any words for unfortunately?
I know that "sad" is a wrong replacement, but I don't know any other words for it. I write this word just way too much and it would be nice to have an alternative.

For example :

I would send you a post card, but unfortunately I don't have your new address.

or :

I unfortunately can't give you the information. I am sorry.


  • 1
    'I'm sorry to say' is used as a bland replacement for 'unfortunately': neither implies you're devastated, sorrowful, too bothered. 'Sadly' used here is almost as bland, unlike its role in say 'Sadly, he was killed in the second battle'. – Edwin Ashworth May 3 '14 at 9:18

Unluckily, regrettably or alas may fit your sentence.

  • Regrettably, spot on. Unluckily, not so good. Alas, whimsical, and probably inappropriate for someone whose address you don't have. Still worth +1 for 'regrettably'. – Edwin Ashworth May 3 '14 at 9:23
  • + 1 for your ' I am sorry to say' :) – user66974 May 3 '14 at 9:29
  • As bad luck would have it – rogermue May 3 '14 at 9:32

I'm afraid I can't help you with this,

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