What does misfortune mean?

Definitions for misfortunemɪsˈfɔr tʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misfortune, bad luck(noun)

    unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

  2. misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck(noun)

    an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

Wiktionary

  1. misfortune(Noun)

    bad luck

  2. misfortune(Noun)

    an undesirable event such as an accident

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misfortune(noun)

    bad fortune or luck; calamity; an evil accident; disaster; mishap; mischance

  2. Misfortune(verb)

    to happen unluckily or unfortunately; to miscarry; to fail

Freebase

  1. Misfortune

    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

  1. Misfortune

    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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of misfortune in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of misfortune in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aristotle:

    Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

  2. Hillary Clinton:

    That is bad actors making a fortune off people's misfortune.

  3. Robert Louis Stephenson:

    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.

  4. Scott Wood:

    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.

  5. La Rochefoucauld:

    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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