Definition of unfortunate in English:


Line breaks: un|for¦tu¦nate
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈfɔːtʃ(ə)nət



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  • 1A person who suffers bad fortune: those unfortunates whose lives are marred by poverty
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    • Allow me to explain Fayer's evil plan to you poor unfortunates who have to suffer through his company with me.
    • Let us hope that it has the effect of penalising the habitually and criminally dangerous drivers and not unfortunates who are victims of circumstances.
    • Well, apart from the torture victims, the murdered and other unfortunates who have had their civil liberties eroded, human rights curtailed and so on.
  • 2 archaic A person who is considered immoral or lacking in religious faith or instruction, especially a prostitute.

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