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Definitions for misfortune
mɪsˈfɔr tʃənmis·for·tune

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misfortune, bad lucknoun

    unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

  2. misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill lucknoun

    an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

Wiktionary

  1. misfortunenoun

    bad luck

  2. misfortunenoun

    an undesirable event such as an accident

Webster Dictionary

  1. Misfortunenoun

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

  2. Misfortuneverb

    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. Plato:

    Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.

  2. Aristotle:

    Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

  3. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    We don’t develop and acquire courage by taking the smoothest path each time. We develop it by facing misfortune and perilous conditions.

  4. James Fenimore Cooper:

    It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.

  5. Pia Fajelagutan:

    Before you laugh at someone's misfortune, have a moment to walk in their shoes. Now, you've LOL-ed and you have their shoes.

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