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unfortunatemore about unfortunate


  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Unfortunate  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  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" 
  [ant:  {fortunate}] 
  2:  not  auspicious;  boding  ill  [syn:  {inauspicious}]  [ant:  {auspicious}] 
  3:  unsuitable  or  regrettable;  "an  unfortunate  choice  of  words"; 
  "an  unfortunate  speech" 
  n  :  a  person  who  suffers  misfortune  [syn:  {unfortunate  person}] 

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