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|Noun||1.||unfortunate 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
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
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