What does unfortunate mean?

Definitions for unfortunate
ʌnˈfɔr tʃə nɪtun·for·tu·nate

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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"

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?

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    Alex
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How to say unfortunate in sign language?

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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. Zac Blair:

    I've always wanted to play with him. As a little kid that was kind of my dream growing up but it was unfortunate to see him not play great, he's just kind of working through some things, obviously it takes some time to work through some swing changes and stuff like that.

  2. Geo Group:

    It's unfortunate that misleading political activism has been allowed to impact a decade-long banking relationship.

  3. Ty Petersburg:

    Mountain lion attacks are not common in Colorado Parks and it is unfortunate that the lion's hunting instincts were triggered by the runner, this could have had a very different outcome.

  4. Asherah Davidown:

    For the most part, a lot of people feel really helpless. Their livelihoods are at the fingertips of a corporation, theres still a lot of hurt and emotional recovery. Having our basic needs repeatedly taken away is really unfortunate.

  5. Tristan Boxford:

    It's unfortunate because the sport is young, there is not that much money in it and this dilutes the message and spreads the athletes, they are tired of it and want this resolved.

Images & Illustrations of unfortunate

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