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 ?
The savages approached to dispatch the unfortunate leader, as he lay struggling beneath his horse.
When he found the unfortunate Swallow lifeless on the ground, he said, "Unhappy bird
Not only was the paper money valueless which Napoleon so graciously distributed to the unfortunate, but even silver lost its value in relation to gold.
Such a person as this was certain to find a welcome at Mr Allworthy's table, to whom misfortunes were ever a recommendation, when they were derived from the folly or villany of others, and not of the unfortunate person himself.
It hath gone badly with thee, thou unfortunate one, in this life: first a beast bit thee, and then--a man trod upon thee
Sometimes she could believe Willoughby to be as unfortunate and as innocent as herself, and at others, lost every consolation in the impossibility of acquitting him.
Since the tragic upshot of our visit to Devonshire he had been engaged in two affairs of the utmost importance, in the first of which he had exposed the atrocious conduct of Colonel Upwood in connection with the famous card scandal of the Nonpareil Club, while in the second he had defended the unfortunate Mme.
I am an unfortunate and deserted creature, I look around and I have no relation or friend upon earth.
The unfortunate prince had passed the night in bitter reflections, his head resting on his hands, and his elbows on the table, whilst Parry, infirm and old, wearied in body and in mind, had fallen asleep in a corner.
Why, as for me," observed the Woozy, who was reclining on the floor with his legs doubled under him, so that he looked much like a square box, "I have never seen those unfortunate people you are speaking of, and yet I am sorry for them, having at times been unfortunate myself.
Rosa was all attention to what he would say, much more on account of the importance which the unfortunate tulip-fancier attached to it, than that she felt interested in the matter herself.
Dunster, you ought to understand that notwithstanding my unfortunate physical trouble, I am a person of consequence and position in this county.