What does Unfortunate mean?

Definitions for Unfortunate
ʌnˈfɔr tʃə nɪtUn·for·tu·nate

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Unfortunate.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unfortunate

    un-for′tū-nāt, adj. not fortunate, prosperous, or successful.—n. one who is unfortunate, esp. a fallen woman.—adv. Unfor′tunately.—n. Unfor′tunateness.

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

How to pronounce Unfortunate?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Unfortunate in sign language?

  1. unfortunate

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Unfortunate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Unfortunate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Unfortunate in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Riedl:

    The timing is unfortunate.

  2. Kevin McAleenan:

    The timing was unfortunate.

  3. Donna Seger:

    This was an unfortunate accident.

  4. Councilwoman Heather Howard:

    These [arrests] are really unfortunate.

  5. Brad Parscale:

    Yeah, well, I think that's unfortunate.

Images & Illustrations of Unfortunate

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