regrettably Definition

  • 1unfortunately
  • 2sadly
  • 3in a way that causes regret

Using regrettably: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "regrettably" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Regrettably, we cannot offer you the job at this time.

  • Example

    Regrettably, the concert has been cancelled due to bad weather.

  • Example

    Regrettably, I forgot to bring my passport with me.

  • Example

    Regrettably, the company had to lay off several employees.

regrettably Synonyms and Antonyms


Summary: regrettably in Brief

The adverb 'regrettably' [ri-gret-uh-bly] means 'unfortunately' or 'sadly', and is used to express disappointment or regret. It is often used in formal contexts such as business or official correspondence, as in 'Regrettably, we cannot offer you the job at this time.'