Definitions for unfortunateʌnˈfɔr tʃə nɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•for•tu•nateʌnˈfɔr tʃə nɪt(adj.)

  1. suffering from bad luck; hapless.

  2. unfavorable or inauspicious:

    an unfortunate beginning.

  3. regrettable or deplorable:

    an unfortunate remark.

  4. lamentable; sad.

  5. (n.)an unfortunate person, esp. one who is poor or disabled.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfortunate, unfortunate person(adj)

    a person who suffers misfortune

  2. unfortunate(adj)

    not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

    "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

  3. inauspicious, unfortunate(adj)

    not auspicious; boding ill

  4. unfortunate(adj)

    unsuitable or regrettable

    "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unfortunate(adjective)ʌnˈfɔr tʃə nɪt

    being the result of bad luck

    He felt he had been unfortunate not to get the job.; an unfortunate accident

  2. unfortunateʌnˈfɔr tʃə nɪt

    that you wish had not happened

    an unfortunate incident


  1. unfortunate(Noun)

    an unlucky person

  2. unfortunate(Adjective)

    not favored by fortune

  3. unfortunate(Adjective)

    marked or accompanied by or resulting in misfortune

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unfortunate(adj)

    not fortunate; unsuccessful; not prosperous; unlucky; attended with misfortune; unhappy; as, an unfortunate adventure; an unfortunate man; an unfortunate commander; unfortunate business

  2. Unfortunate(noun)

    an unfortunate person

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unfortunate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4251

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'unfortunate' in Adjectives Frequency: #734

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