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Definitions of unfortunate

  1. not auspicious; boding ill Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a person who suffers misfortune Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. unsuitable or regrettable; "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Not fortunate; unsuccessful; not prosperous; unlucky; attended with misfortune; unhappy; as, an unfortunate adventure; an unfortunate man; an unfortunate commander; unfortunate business. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An unfortunate person. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Not lucky; not attended with success; not prosperous; regrettable; as, an unfortunate speech. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. An unlucky or unsuccessful person. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Unfortunately. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Having ill fortune; unsuccessful; disastrous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Not successful or prosperous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. Not successful; not prosperous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. un-for't[=u]-n[=a]t, adj. not fortunate, prosperous, or successful.--n. one who is unfortunate, esp. a fallen woman.--adv. UNFOR'TUNATELY.--n. UNFOR'TUNATENESS. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
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