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unfortunate

adjective

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1 bringing about ruin or misfortune
  • an unfortunate chain of events destroyed the business

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2 having, prone to, or marked by bad luck
  • up to that point in her life she had been unfortunate in love

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The first known use of unfortunate was in the 15th century

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“Unfortunate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/un-fortunate. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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