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  Definition of unfortunate
  1. a person who suffers misfortune
  2. not auspicious; boding ill
  3. unsuitable or regrettable; "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech"
  4. 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"
Similar Words: unfortunate person, inauspicious

 

See Also: underprivileged, unlucky, luckless, unsuccessful

 

Hyponyms: abandoned person, amputee, choker, cripple, desperate, homeless, homeless person, Job, jonah, jinx, languisher, failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful person, maroon, mourner, griever, sorrower, lamenter, nympholept, outcast, castaway, pariah, Ishmael, poor person, have-not, prisoner, captive, schlimazel, shlimazel, sick person, diseased person, sufferer, survivor, subsister, victim, weeper, crier

 

Attributes: auspiciousness, propitiousness

 

 
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