Unfortunately is an abbreviation of unforch.
As an adverb unfortunately
is happening through bad luck, or because of some unfortunate event.
As an abbreviation unforch is
Happening through bad luck, or because of some unfortunate event.
- Unfortunately , the uproar awoke Mr. Jones, who sprang out of bed, making sure that there was a fox in the yard.
* (through bad luck) regrettably, unluckily, sadly, sad to say
* (through bad luck) fortunately, luckily