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Synonyms for unfortunate

Synonyms for (noun) unfortunate

Synonyms: unfortunate, unfortunate person Definition: a person who suffers misfortune

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual Definition: a human being Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms for (adjective) unfortunate

Synonyms: inauspicious, unfortunate Definition: not auspicious; boding ill

Similar words: unpromising Definition: unlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment Usage: faced an unpromising task; music for unpromising combinations of instruments

Synonyms: unfortunate Definition: unsuitable or regrettable Usage: an unfortunate choice of words; an unfortunate speech

Similar words: infelicitous Definition: not appropriate in application; defective Usage: an infelicitous remark; infelicitous phrasing; the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy

Synonyms: unfortunate Definition: not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune Usage: an unfortunate turn of events; an unfortunate decision; unfortunate investments; an unfortunate night for all concerned

Similar words: abject Definition: most unfortunate or miserable Usage: the most abject slaves joined in the revolt; abject poverty

Similar words: black, calamitous, fatal, fateful, disastrous Definition: (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin Usage: the stock market crashed on Black Friday; a calamitous defeat; the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign; such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory- Charles Darwin; it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it- Douglas MacArthur; a fateful error

Similar words: dispossessed, roofless, homeless Definition: physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security Usage: made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from one country to another- James Stern

Similar words: hapless, poor, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, wretched, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic Definition: deserving or inciting pity Usage: a hapless victim; miserable victims of war; the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic- Galsworthy; piteous appeals for help; pitiable homeless children; a pitiful fate; Oh, you poor thing; his poor distorted limbs; a wretched life

Similar words: doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky Definition: marked by or promising bad fortune Usage: their business venture was doomed from the start; an ill-fated business venture; an ill-starred romance; the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons- W.H.Prescott

Similar words: downtrodden Definition: abused or oppressed by people in power

Similar words: unhappy, infelicitous Definition: marked by or producing unhappiness Usage: infelicitous circumstances; unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes- American Guide Series

Similar words: too bad, regrettable Definition: deserving regret Usage: regrettable remarks; it's regrettable that she didn't go to college; it's too bad he had no feeling himself for church