misfortune, bad luck(noun)
unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck(noun)
an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
an undesirable event such as an accident
bad fortune or luck; calamity; an evil accident; disaster; mishap; mischance
to happen unluckily or unfortunately; to miscarry; to fail
Misfortune is an Italian fairy tale, from Palermo, collected by Italo Calvino in his Italian Folktales. Another telling of the tale appears under the title Unfortunate in A Book of Enchantments and Curses, by Ruth Manning-Sanders.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mis-for′tūn, n. ill-fortune: an evil accident: calamity: (coll.) a euphemism for a lapse from virtue resulting in the birth of a natural child.—adj. Misfor′tuned. (Milt.), unfortunate.
The numerical value of misfortune in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of misfortune in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
That is bad actors making a fortune off people's misfortune.
Quiet minds can't be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
We believe the video itself proves that it was an accident of misfortune that occurred while Deputy Bates was fulfilling his duties as a reserve deputy.
A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honor, for thus can he persuade others, as well as himself, that he is a worthy target for the arrows of fate.
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Translations for misfortune
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- شقوة, مصيبةArabic
- Mißgeschick, Unheil, Unglück, Pech, Unfall, UngemachGerman
- infortunio, gafe, desgraciaSpanish
- mésaventure, malchance, malheurFrench
- mì-àdhScottish Gaelic
- disgrazia, malasorteItalian
- 不運, 不幸Japanese
- მარცხი, ფათერაკი, უბედურებაGeorgian
- adversa, clades, aerumma, calamitasLatin
- maiki, maikiroaMāori
- tegenslag, pech, ongelukDutch
- pech, nieszczęściePolish
- azar, desgraçaPortuguese
- pățeală, ghinion, pățanie, neșansăRomanian
- беда, несчастье, неудачаRussian
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