unfortunate person

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Related to unfortunate person: inexperienced person, for each person
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Noun1.unfortunate person - a person who suffers misfortuneunfortunate person - 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
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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.
I wonder, Eliza, you should think of referring to that unfortunate person - you might know the mention of her would be anything but agreeable to any one here present.'
In the cavernous eyes of this unfortunate person rigid obstinacy and rigid goodness looked out together, with equal severity, on all her fellow-creatures alike.
By the bye, is it known whom the unfortunate person was?"
I had half started forward, to get over with what I was certain would be a stormy five minutes, when a more violent suffocating paroxysm seized the unfortunate person who was lying on his back.
Believe the best you can of this unfortunate person, and hope the best!
I supposed I should be condemned in Hareton Earnshaw's heart, if not by his mouth, to the lowest pit in the infernal regions if I showed my unfortunate person in his neighbourhood then; and feeling very mean and malignant, I skulked round to seek refuge in the kitchen.
Stimulated either by this compliment, or by her burning indignation, that illustrious woman then added, 'Let him meet it if he can!' And, with a rigid movement of her stony reticule (an appendage of great size and of a fossil appearance), indicated that Clennam was the unfortunate person at whom the challenge was hurled.
Grandfather observed that this poor king had always appeared to him one of the most unfortunate persons that ever lived.
I am one of those unfortunate persons to whom the sight of these animals are, at any time an insufferable annoyance.
The whole system of shipping and conveying these unfortunate persons, is one that stands in need of thorough revision.
Like those unfortunate persons endowed with a fatal gift, she brought misfortune upon everything she touched.