HyperDic: unfortunate

English > 4 senses of the word unfortunate:
ADJECTIVEallunfortunatenot favored by fortune
allunfortunate, inauspiciousnot auspicious
allunfortunateunsuitable or regrettable
NOUNperson unfortunate, unfortunate persona person who suffers misfortune
unfortunate > pronunciation
Soundsahnfao'rchahnaht; ahnfao'rchuwnaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > unfortunate: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune.
Examples
  • "an unfortunate turn of events"
  • "an unfortunate decision"
  • "unfortunate investments"
  • "an unfortunate night for all concerned"
NarrowerabjectMost unfortunate or miserable
black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences
dispossessed, homeless, rooflessphysically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security
doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unluckymarked by or promising bad fortune
downtroddenabused or oppressed by people in power
hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretcheddeserving or inciting pity
infelicitous, unhappymarked by or producing unhappiness
regrettable, too baddeserving regret
See alsounderprivilegedlacking the rights and advantages of other members of society
unlucky, lucklessHaving or bringing misfortune
unsuccessfulnot successful
OppositefortunateHaving unexpected good fortune
Spanishdesafortunada, desafortunado, desgraciado
Catalandesafortunat, desgraciat, malaurat
Nounsunfortunatea person who suffers misfortune
Adverbsunfortunatelyby bad luck
English > unfortunate: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot auspicious; boding ill.
Synonyminauspicious
Attribute ofauspiciousness, propitiousnessThe favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result
Narrowerunpromisingunlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment
OppositeauspiciousAuguring favorable circumstances and good luck
Catalandesgraciat, desventurat
English > unfortunate: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningunsuitable or regrettable.
Examples
  • "an unfortunate choice of words"
  • "an unfortunate speech"
Broaderinfelicitousnot appropriate in application
Spanishdesafortunado
English > unfortunate: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who suffers misfortune.
Synonymunfortunate person
NarrowerJobAny long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
abandoned personsomeone for whom hope has been abandoned
amputeesomeone who has had a limb removed by amputation
chokerAn unfortunate person who is unable to perform effectively because of nervous tension or agitation / agitation
desperateA person who is frightened and in need of help
failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful personA person with a record of failing
homeless, homeless personsomeone unfortunate without housing
jonah, jinxA person believed to bring bad luck to those around him
languisherA person who languishes
maroonA person who is stranded (as on an island)
mourner, griever, sorrower, lamenterA person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
nympholeptA person seized by nympholepsy
outcast, castaway, pariah, IshmaelA person who is rejected (from society or home / home / home)
poor person, have-notA person with few or no possessions
prisoner, captiveA person who is confined
schlimazel, shlimazel(Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything
sick person, diseased person, suffererA person suffering from an illness
survivor, subsisterOne who lives through affliction
victimAn unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
weeper, crierA person who weeps
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishdesdichado, desgraciado, desventurado
Catalandesgraciat, desventurat, infeliç
Adjectivesunfortunatenot favored by fortune

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