Definitions for misfortune
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misfortune, bad lucknoun
unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill lucknoun
an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
an undesirable event such as an accident
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Calamity; ill luck; want of good fortune.
Etymology: mis and fortune.
Fortune thus ’gan say, misery and misfortune is all one,
And of misfortune, fortune hath only the gift. Philip Sidney.
What world’s delight, or joy of living speech,
Can heart so plung’d in sea of sorrows deep,
And heaped with so huge misfortunes reach? Fa. Qu.
Consider why the change was wrought,
You’ll find it his misfortune, not his fault. Addison.
bad fortune or luck; calamity; an evil accident; disaster; mishap; mischance
to happen unluckily or unfortunately; to miscarry; to fail
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
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.
The numerical value of misfortune in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of misfortune in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
It's about helping our brothers from China who are suffering from this scary misfortune, this destructive plague, we perform this prayer and ask God for mercy toward China and its people.
The constant man loses not his virtue in misfortune. A torch may point towards the ground, but its flame will still point upwards.
Sometimes life turns its back to people. A misfortune, a physical accident or a mental emergency can take them by surprise. Similar to the unexpected assault on Pearl Harbor and the Twin Towers in New York, which took a whole nation by surprise , the lives of individuals can be suddenly disrupted.
As drops of bitter medicine, though minute, may have a salutary force, so words, though few and painful, uttered seasonably, may rouse the prostrate energies of those who meet misfortune with despondency.
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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- مصيبة, شقوةArabic
- Ungemach, Unglück, Pech, Unheil, Unfall, MißgeschickGerman
- desgracia, gafe, infortunioSpanish
- malheur, malchance, mésaventureFrench
- mì-àdhScottish Gaelic
- malasorte, disgraziaItalian
- 不運, 不幸Japanese
- მარცხი, ფათერაკი, უბედურებაGeorgian
- adversa, calamitas, aerumma, cladesLatin
- maikiroa, maikiMāori
- tegenslag, pech, ongelukDutch
- nieszczęście, pechPolish
- azar, desgraçaPortuguese
- neșansă, pățanie, ghinion, pățealăRomanian
- несчастье, неудача, бедаRussian
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