Definitions for: Unfortunate


[n] a person who suffers misfortune
[adj] not auspicious; boding ill
[adj] unsuitable or regrettable; "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech"
[adj] not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"



Webster (1913) Definition: Un*for"tu*nate, a.
Not fortunate; unsuccessful; not prosperous; unlucky;
attended with misfortune; unhappy; as, an unfortunate
adventure; an unfortunate man; an unfortunate commander;
unfortunate business. -- n. An unfortunate person. --Hood. --
Un*for"tu*nate*ly, adv. -- Un*for"tu*nate*ness, n.

Synonyms: abject, black, calamitous, castaway, disastrous, dispossessed, doomed, fatal, fateful, hapless, homeless, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, inauspicious, infelicitous, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, regrettable, roofless, shipwrecked, too bad, unfortunate person, unhappy, unlucky, unpromising, wretched

Antonyms: auspicious, fortunate

See Also: abandoned person, amputee, captive, castaway, choker, crier, cripple, desperate, diseased person, failure, griever, have-not, homeless, homeless person, human, individual, Ishmael, jinx, Job, jonah, lamenter, languisher, loser, luckless, mortal, mourner, nonstarter, nympholept, outcast, pariah, person, poor person, prisoner, sick person, somebody, someone, sorrower, soul, subsister, sufferer, survivor, underprivileged, unsuccessful, unsuccessful person, victim, weeper

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