unfortunate


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un·for·tu·nate

 (ŭn-fôr′chə-nĭt)
adj.
1. Having bad luck; unlucky.
2. Characterized by, bringing, or causing misfortune: an unfortunate turn of events.
3. Regrettable; deplorable: an unfortunate lack of good manners.
n.
A victim of bad luck.

un·for′tu·nate·ly adv.
Synonyms: unfortunate, hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless, unlucky
These adjectives mean having or marked by bad luck: an unfortunate turn of events; a hapless victim; an ill-fated business venture; an ill-starred romance; a luckless suitor; an unlucky accident.

unfortunate

(ʌnˈfɔːtʃənɪt)
adj
1. causing or attended by misfortune
2. unlucky, unsuccessful, or unhappy: an unfortunate character.
3. regrettable or unsuitable: an unfortunate speech.
n
an unlucky person
unˈfortunateness n

un•for•tu•nate

(ʌnˈfɔr tʃə nɪt)

adj.
1. suffering from bad luck; hapless.
2. unfavorable or inauspicious: an unfortunate beginning.
3. regrettable or deplorable: an unfortunate remark.
4. lamentable; sad.
n.
5. an unfortunate person, esp. one who is poor or disabled.
[1520–30]
un•for′tu•nate•ly, adv.
un•for′tu•nate•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unfortunate - a person who suffers misfortuneunfortunate - a person who suffers misfortune  
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
abandoned person - someone for whom hope has been abandoned
amputee - someone who has had a limb removed by amputation
choker - an unfortunate person who is unable to perform effectively because of nervous tension or agitation; "he could win if he wasn't a choker"
desperate - a person who is frightened and in need of help; "they prey on the hopes of the desperate"
homeless, homeless person - someone unfortunate without housing; "a homeless was found murdered in Central Park"
Job - any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
jinx, jonah - a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
languisher - a person who languishes
nonstarter, unsuccessful person, loser, failure - a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
maroon - a person who is stranded (as on an island); "when the tide came in I was a maroon out there"
griever, lamenter, mourner, sorrower - a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
nympholept - a person seized by nympholepsy
castaway, outcast, pariah, Ishmael - a person who is rejected (from society or home)
have-not, poor person - a person with few or no possessions
captive, prisoner - a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
schlimazel, shlimazel - (Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
subsister, survivor - one who lives through affliction; "the survivors of the fire were taken to a hospital"
victim - an unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
crier, weeper - a person who weeps
Adj.1.unfortunate - not favored by fortuneunfortunate - 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"
luckless, unlucky - having or bringing misfortune; "Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"
underprivileged - lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society
unsuccessful - not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
fortunate - having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
2.unfortunate - not auspicious; boding ill
3.unfortunate - unsuitable or regrettableunfortunate - unsuitable or regrettable; "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech"
infelicitous - not appropriate in application; defective; "an infelicitous remark"; "infelicitous phrasing"; "the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy"

unfortunate

adjective
1. disastrous, calamitous, inopportune, adverse, untimely, unfavourable, untoward, ruinous, ill-starred, infelicitous, ill-fated Through some unfortunate accident, the information reached me a day late.
disastrous fortunate, auspicious, fortuitous, opportune, felicitous, timely
2. regrettable, deplorable, lamentable, inappropriate, unsuitable, ill-advised, unbecoming the unfortunate incident of the upside-down Canadian flag
regrettable appropriate, becoming
3. unlucky, poor, unhappy, doomed, cursed, hopeless, unsuccessful, hapless, luckless, out of luck, wretched, star-crossed, unprosperous charity days to raise money for unfortunate people
unlucky happy, lucky, fortunate, successful

unfortunate

adjective
1. Involving or undergoing chance misfortune:
2. Worthy of severe disapproval:
3. Characterized by inappropriateness and gracelessness, especially in expression:
noun
A person living under very unhappy circumstances:
Translations
غَيْر مَحْظوظيُؤْسَف له
nešťastnýpolitováníhodný
uheldigulyksalig
óheppilegur, leiîinleguróheppinn
kļūmīgsnejauksnelādzīgsnelaimīgsneveiksmīgs
nesrečen
bahtsızşanssızüzücü

unfortunate

[ʌnˈfɔːtʃnɪt]
A. ADJ
1. (= deserving of pity, unlucky) how very unfortunate!¡qué mala suerte!, ¡qué desgracia!
you have been most unfortunateha tenido usted muy mala suerte
we must help these unfortunate peopledebemos ayudar a estas personas tan desafortunadas
he was unfortunate enough to be caughttuvo la desgracia or mala suerte de que lo cogieran or pillaran
it is most unfortunate that he leftes una lástima or muy de lamentar que se haya ido
2. (= unsuitable, regrettable) [remark] → poco acertado, inoportuno; [incident, consequences, tendency] → lamentable
it was an unfortunate choice of wordslas palabras que se eligieron fueron poco acertadas
B. Ndesgraciado/a m/f

unfortunate

[ʌnˈfɔːrʊnət]
adj
(= unlucky) [person, accident] → malheureux/euse
(= regrettable) [event, incident] → malheureux/euse; [mistake, choice, remark] → malheureux/euse
it is unfortunate that ... → c'est malheureux que ...
nmalheureux/euse m/f

unfortunate

adjunglücklich; personglücklos; day, event, errorunglückselig; turn of phraseungeschickt, unglücklich; timeungünstig; to be unfortunate (person) → Pech haben; to be unfortunate in life/in lovekein Glück im Leben/in der Liebe haben; it is most unfortunate that …es ist höchst bedauerlich, dass …; how very unfortunate (for you)welch ein Pech; it was unfortunate that he hadn’t been informedihm ist bedauerlicherweise nicht Bescheid gesagt worden; the unfortunate Mr Brownder arme or bedauernswerte Herr Brown
nArme(r) mf, → Unglückliche(r) mf

unfortunate

[ʌnˈfɔːtʃnɪt]
1. adj (deserving of pity) → povero/a; (unlucky) → sfortunato/a; (unsuitable, regrettable, event, remark) → infelice; (habit) → deplorevole
it is most unfortunate that he left → ci rincresce molto che se ne sia andato
2. nsfortunato/a, sventurato/a

unfortunate

(anˈfoːtʃənət) adjective
1. unlucky. He has been very unfortunate.
2. regrettable. He has an unfortunate habit of giggling all the time.
unˈfortunately adverb
I'd like to help but unfortunately I can't.

unfortunate

a. infeliz, desafortunado-a, desgraciado-a.
References in classic literature ?
March lost his property in trying to help an unfortunate friend, the two oldest girls begged to be allowed to do something toward their own support, at least.
To her mind, the sensitive, boyish man whom all had instinctively loved, was but an unfortunate, a being too fine for everyday life.
But the river was filled with them, and no sooner had the one nearest the unfortunate Indian been disposed of than another made a dash for the man.
They worked in Chicago, Des Moines, Fort Wayne, but they were always unfortunate.
She and her younger sister, Janet, had quarreled a good deal through force of unfortunate habit.
The bright flashes and the quick reports of a dozen rifles, from the opposite banks of the stream, followed this incautious exposure of his person, and left the unfortunate singing master senseless on that rock where he had been so long slumbering.
Notwithstanding the unfortunate circumstances of our company, and our dangerous situation, as surrounded with hostile savages, our meeting so fortunately in the wilderness made us reciprocally sensible of the utmost satisfaction.
The conversation seemed to have taken an unfortunate turn, and both the girls experienced a feeling of relief when they entered the long gulch or defile that led to Indian Spring.
It was this indefinable peculiarity, perhaps, that, by insulating them from human aid, kept them always so unfortunate in life.
Calm, gentle, passionless, as he appeared, there was yet, we fear, a quiet depth of malice, hitherto latent, but active now, in this unfortunate old man, which led him to imagine a more intimate revenge than any mortal had ever wreaked upon an enemy.
Many dismal tales were told about funeral trains, and mourning cries and wailings heard and seen about the great tree where the unfortunate Major Andre was taken, and which stood in the neighborhood.
A great pity, now, that this unfortunate whale should be hare-lipped.