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Meaning & Definition of Unfortunate in English

English

Unfortunate

/ənfɔrʧənət/

noun

1. A person who suffers misfortune

    synonym:
  • unfortunate
  • ,
  • unfortunate person

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • unfortunate

2. Not auspicious

  • Boding ill
    synonym:
  • inauspicious
  • ,
  • unfortunate

3. Unsuitable or regrettable

  • "An unfortunate choice of words"
  • "An unfortunate speech"
    synonym:
  • unfortunate

Examples of using

The quarrel had unfortunate consequences.
Once there was an unfortunate forgetful guy named James who used to confuse Mary with Maria all the time. For that, Maria hated him in every fibre of her being.
The quarrel had unfortunate consequences.