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misfortune

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of misfortune

  1. bad luck or an example of this through sheer misfortune our car got a flat tire and we were late for the ceremony our misfortunes of the last year included the loss of a beloved pet Synonyms of misfortune adversity, ill, knock, misadventure, mischance, mishap, tragedy Words Related to misfortune calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster; affliction, hardship, trial, tribulation, woe; distress, misery, suffering, unhappiness; defeat, failure, fizzle, nonsuccess; curse, evil, sorrow, trouble; accident, casualty; blow, body blow, disappointment, letdown, setback; circumstance, destiny, doom, fate, lot, portion Near Antonyms of misfortune break, chance, fluke, godsend, hit, opportunity, strike, stroke, windfall; accomplishment, achievement, success Antonyms of misfortune fortune, luck, serendipity

Synonym Discussion of misfortune

misfortune, mischance, adversity, mishap mean adverse fortune or an instance of this. misfortune may apply to either the incident or conjunction of events that is the cause of an unhappy change of fortune or to the ensuing state of distress.
    • never lost hope even in the depths of misfortune
mischance applies especially to a situation involving no more than slight inconvenience or minor annoyance.
    • took the wrong road by mischance
adversity applies to a state of grave or persistent misfortune.
    • had never experienced great adversity
mishap applies to an often trivial instance of bad luck.
    • the usual mishaps of a family vacation


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