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unfortunate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unfortunate

  1. 1 bringing about ruin or misfortune an unfortunate chain of events destroyed the business Synonyms of unfortunate calamitous, cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), catastrophic, damning, destructive, disastrous, fateful, ruinous, fatalWords Related to unfortunate apocalyptic (also apocalyptical); hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless; adverse, baleful, baneful, damaging, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, injurious, noxious, pernicious, prejudicialNear Antonyms of unfortunate fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, fortunate, happy, lucky, providential; auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, golden, heartening, hopeful, optimistic, promising, propitious, rose-colored, rosy, upbeat

  2. 2 having, prone to, or marked by bad luck up to that point in her life she had been unfortunate in love Synonyms of unfortunate hapless, hard-luck, ill-fated, ill-starred, jinxed, luckless, snakebit (or snakebitten), star-crossed, unlucky, unhappyWords Related to unfortunate adverse, ill, inauspicious, unfavorable, unpromising, untoward; calamitous, catastrophic, disastrous; accursed (or accurst), damned, doomed, tragic (also tragical)Near Antonyms of unfortunate blessed (also blest), favored, gifted, privileged; auspicious, fair, favorable, golden, promising, propitiousAntonyms of unfortunate fortunate, happy, lucky

  3. 3 of a kind to cause great distress an unfortunate choice of words that would later prove to be embarrassing for the talk show host Synonyms of unfortunate deplorable, distressful, distressing, grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending, lamentable, tragic (also tragical), regrettable, unlucky, woefulWords Related to unfortunate troublesome, vexatious; affecting, doleful, moving, piteous, poignant, ruthful, touching; awful, dire, dreadful, fearful, severe, terrible; alarming, disturbing, perturbing, traumatic, unsettling; crushing, excruciating, harrowing, horrible, horrifying, intolerable, overwhelming, shocking, sickening, unbearable; miserable, pitiful, sad, wretched; calamitous, disastrous; painful, raging, sharpNear Antonyms of unfortunate gratifying, pleasing, rewarding, satisfying; comforting, encouraging, heartening; cheering, heartwarming, inspiring; fortunate, happy, lucky



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