unfortunate, unfortunate person(adj)
a person who suffers misfortune
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"
not auspicious; boding ill
unsuitable or regrettable
"an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech"
an unlucky person
not favored by fortune
marked or accompanied by or resulting in misfortune
not fortunate; unsuccessful; not prosperous; unlucky; attended with misfortune; unhappy; as, an unfortunate adventure; an unfortunate man; an unfortunate commander; unfortunate business
an unfortunate person
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'unfortunate' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4251
Rank popularity for the word 'unfortunate' in Adjectives Frequency: #734
The numerical value of unfortunate in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of unfortunate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This was an unfortunate accident.
These [arrests] are really unfortunate.
It is unfortunate I didn't get top three.
I think a Brexit would be more than unfortunate.
What happened last night was a very unfortunate tragedy.
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Translations for unfortunate
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- يؤسف لهArabic
- desafortunatCatalan, Valencian
- uheldig, ulykkeligDanish
- unglückselig, unglücklichGerman
- malencontreux, infortunéFrench
- نهگبهت, بێبهختKurdish
- неуда́чливый, несча́стный, неуда́чный, несчастли́выйRussian
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