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English adjective: unfortunate

1. unfortunate not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune


SamplesAn unfortunate turn of events.
An unfortunate decision.
Unfortunate investments.
An unfortunate night for all concerned.


Similarabject, black, calamitous, disastrous, dispossessed, doomed, downtrodden, fatal, fateful, hapless, homeless, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, infelicitous, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, regrettable, roofless, too bad, unhappy, unlucky, wretched


See alsoluckless, underprivileged, unlucky, unsuccessful


Antonymsfortunate

2. unfortunate not auspicious; boding ill


Synonymsinauspicious


Similarunpromising


Attributeauspiciousness, propitiousness


Antonymsauspicious

3. unfortunate unsuitable or regrettable


SamplesAn unfortunate choice of words.
An unfortunate speech.


Similarinfelicitous


Antonymsfelicitous


English noun: unfortunate

1. unfortunate (person) a person who suffers misfortune


Synonymsunfortunate person


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)abandoned person, amputee, captive, castaway, choker, crier, desperate, diseased person, failure, griever, have-not, homeless, homeless person, Ishmael, jinx, Job, jonah, lamenter, languisher, loser, maroon, mourner, nonstarter, nympholept, outcast, pariah, poor person, prisoner, schlimazel, shlimazel, sick person, sorrower, subsister, sufferer, survivor, unsuccessful person, victim, weeper









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