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Definitions of unfortunate

  1. An unfortunate person. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. An unlucky or unsuccessful person. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. unsuitable or regrettable; "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Having ill fortune; unsuccessful; disastrous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Not successful or prosperous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Not successful; not prosperous. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for unfortunate

  1. We have been unfortunate that is all. – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester
  2. Gentlemen," he said, looking round, " this is an unfortunate affair; but I speak to you as leading members of the printing business, and I tell you that Mr Hallett's invention here means success, and a revolution in the trade,- This is a case of wanton destruction, the act of some contemptible scoundrel. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
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