Simple Definition of misfortune
: bad luck
: an unlucky condition or event
Full Definition of misfortune
1 a : an event or conjunction of events that causes an unfortunate or distressing result : bad luck <by misfortune he fell into bad company> <had the misfortune to break his leg> b : an unhappy situation <always ready to help people in misfortune>
2 : a distressing or unfortunate incident or event <misfortunes never come singly>
Examples of misfortune
a victim of economic misfortune
She endured her misfortune without complaint.
It was my misfortune to be chosen first.
Her injury was a great misfortune.
He blamed the party's misfortunes on poor leadership.
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MISFORTUNE Defined for Kids
Definition of misfortune
1 : bad luck
2 : an unfortunate situation or event
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