Definition of misfortune
- by misfortune he fell into bad company
- had the misfortune to break his leg
- always ready to help people in misfortune
- misfortunes never come singly
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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: bad luck
: an unlucky condition or event
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