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. Bad fortune or luck; calamity; an evil accident; disaster; mishap; mischance. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To happen unluckily or unfortunately; to miscarry; to fail. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Adversity; bad luck; a mishap. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Ill-fortune: an evil accident: calamity. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Calamity; evil accident. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. Ill fortune; calamity. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Ill luck; mishap; calamity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. Ill fortune; adversity; mishap; disaster; calamity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. An adverse event, calamity, or evil fortune, arising by accident, (or without the will or concurrence of him who suffers from it,) and not to be foreseen or guarded against by care or prudence. See 20 Q. B. Div. 810. In its application to the law of homicide, this term always involves the further idea that the person causing the death is not at the time engaged in any unlawful act. 4 Bl. Comm. 182. thelawdictionary.org
  12. mis-for't[=u]n, n. ill-fortune: an evil accident: calamity: (coll.) a euphemism for a lapse from virtue resulting in the birth of a natural child.--adj. MISFOR'TUNED. (Milt.), unfortunate. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  13. n. Ill fortune; ill luck; an evil or cross accident; mishap; mischance; harm; disaster. Cabinet Dictionary