What does unfortunate mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfortunate, unfortunate personadjective

    a person who suffers misfortune

  2. unfortunateadjective

    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, unfortunateadjective

    not auspicious; boding ill

  4. unfortunateadjective

    unsuitable or regrettable

    "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech"

Wiktionary

  1. unfortunatenoun

    an unlucky person

  2. unfortunateadjective

    not favored by fortune

  3. unfortunateadjective

    marked or accompanied by or resulting in misfortune

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unfortunateadjective

    not fortunate; unsuccessful; not prosperous; unlucky; attended with misfortune; unhappy; as, an unfortunate adventure; an unfortunate man; an unfortunate commander; unfortunate business

  2. Unfortunatenoun

    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
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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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. Jesse Larios:

    Second of all, it's good to see them smiling, especially after last year, all these unfortunate events that we had to go through.

  2. Mark Hamill:

    We were all over each other! but the one thing that drew Carrie and me back from the precipice was we kind of became aware of what we were doing and just burst out laughing. Which was unfortunate for me because the rocket launch sequence had been initiated.

  3. Donald Trump:

    I really want to see her, i really would want to see what she has to say. But I want to give it all the time they need. If she shows up, that would be wonderful. If she doesn't show up, that would be unfortunate.

  4. Jamie Lynn:

    We have now lost — I don’t want to tell you how many cats — because they don’t hear the Tesla crank and unfortunate things happen and it’s really devastating and tragic for everyone involved.

  5. Red State chief Erick Erickson:

    It is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. But I just don't want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong, he is not a professional politician and is known for being a blunt talker. But there are even lines blunt talkers and unprofessional politicians should not cross. Decency is one of those lines.

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