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Definitions for misfortune
mɪsˈfɔr tʃənmis·for·tune

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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.

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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

Examples of misfortune in a Sentence

  1. La Bruyere:

    This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.

  2. Bryant McGill:

    Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.

  3. Alexander Herzen:

    No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.

  4. Mark Konyn:

    China's misfortune may prove to be Hong Kong's gain, the Hong Kong market remains a reliable and well governed alternative for China exposure and could represent good value once the dust settles.

  5. Anthony Trollope:

    Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.

Images & Illustrations of misfortune

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