HyperDic: misfortune

English > 2 senses of the word misfortune:
NOUNeventmisfortune, bad luckunnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate / unfortunate event
statemisfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luckan unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
misfortune > pronunciation
Soundsmihsfao'rchahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > misfortune: 2 senses > noun 1, event
Meaningunnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate / unfortunate event.
Synonymbad luck
NarroweradversityA stroke of ill fortune
calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysmAn event resulting in great loss and misfortune
hardshipSomething that causes or entails suffering
knockA bad experience
mishap, misadventure, mischanceAn instance of misfortune
pity, shameAn unfortunate / unfortunate development
BroadertroubleAn event causing distress / distress or pain
Spanishdesgracia, infortunio, mala suerte, través
Catalandesgràcia, mala sort
English > misfortune: 2 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAn unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes.
Synonymsbad luck, tough luck, ill luck
Narroweradversity, hardship, hard knocksA state of misfortune or affliction
gutter, sewer, toiletmisfortune resulting in lost effort or money
hard cheesebad luck
weaknessThe condition of being financially weak
Broaderfortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portionYour overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens / happens to you)
Oppositegood fortune, luckiness, good luckAn auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
Spanishdesdicha, desgracia, desventura, infortunio, mala suerte
Catalancalamitat, desgràcia, desventura, infortuni, mala sort, malastrugança

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