Definition of misfortune in English:


Line breaks: mis|for¦tune
Pronunciation: /mɪsˈfɔːtʃuːn
, -tʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1Bad luck: the project was dogged by misfortune
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  • He must be somehow rejected in his own country and is now making everyone he meets pay for his misfortune.
  • It has been my great fate, or misfortune, to follow a speech more notable for its volume than for any sense.
  • For too long people in Scotland have tried to see Scottish misfortune as the consequence of being governed from London.
1.1 [count noun] An unfortunate condition or event: never laugh at other people’s misfortunes
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  • The Cody Canal continued to suffer from bureaucratic failures and misfortunes.
  • He is perennially dogged by comic mishaps and misfortunes, usually of his own making.
  • He felt deeply the tragedies of the Palestinian people and their historic misfortunes.
problem, difficulty, issue, trouble, setback, reverse, adversity, reverse of fortune, misadventure, mishap, stroke of bad luck, blow, failure, accident, disaster, tragedy, affliction, sorrow, misery, woe, trial, tribulation, catastrophe, calamity

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