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unfortunate

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adjective un·for·tu·nate \-ˈfȯrch-nət, -ˈfȯr-chə-\

Definition of unfortunate

  1. 1 a :  not favored by fortune :  unsuccessful, unlucky <an unfortunate young man> b :  marked or accompanied by or resulting in misfortune <an unfortunate decision>

  2. 2 a :  infelicitous, unsuitable <an unfortunate choice of words> b :  deplorable, regrettable <an unfortunate lack of taste>



Examples of unfortunate in a sentence

  1. She was unfortunate enough to have been chosen as an example.

  2. an unfortunate chain of events

  3. It's unfortunate that he couldn't be here for your birthday.

  4. He has an unfortunate tendency to show up late.

  5. an unfortunate choice of words



15th Century

First Known Use of unfortunate

15th century


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unfortunate

noun un·for·tu·nate

Simple Definition of unfortunate

  • : an unfortunate person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unfortunate

  1. :  an unfortunate person

Examples of unfortunate in a sentence

  1. a group of poor unfortunates



1683

First Known Use of unfortunate

1683


UNFORTUNATE Defined for Kids

unfortunate

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adjective un·for·tu·nate \ˌən-ˈfȯr-chə-nət\

Definition of unfortunate for Students

  1. 1 :  not fortunate :  unlucky <the unfortunate victim> <an unfortunate incident>

  2. 2 :  accompanied by or resulting in bad luck <an unfortunate decision>

  3. 3 :  not proper or suitable <an unfortunate remark>

unfortunately adverb <Unfortunately, no one was home.>




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