Definitions of misfortune

  1. an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Adversity; bad luck; a mishap. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Ill-fortune: an evil accident: calamity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Calamity; evil accident. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Ill fortune; calamity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Ill luck; mishap; calamity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Ill fortune; adversity; mishap; disaster; calamity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for misfortune

  1. But this thing, this terrible misfortune – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
  2. His wife was one of those women who under misfortune show all that is worst in them, as many women in misfortune show all that is best. – The Revolution in Tanner's Lane by Mark Rutherford