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Synonyms for misfortune
mɪsˈfɔr tʃənmis·for·tune

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.5 / 2 votes

  1. misfortune

    Misfortune is adverse fortune or any instance thereof, any untoward event, usually of lingering character or consequences, and such as the sufferer is not deemed directly responsible for; as, he had the misfortune to be born blind. Any considerable disappointment, failure, or misfortune, as regards outward circumstances, as loss of fortune, position, and the like, when long continued or attended with enduring consequences, constitutes adversity. For the loss of friends by death we commonly use affliction or bereavement. Calamity and disaster are used of sudden and severe misfortunes, often overwhelming; ill fortune and ill luck, of lighter troubles and failures. We speak of the misery of the poor, the hardships of the soldier. Affliction, chastening, trial, and tribulation have all an especially religious bearing, suggesting some disciplinary purpose of God with beneficent design. Affliction may be keen and bitter, but brief; tribulation is long and wearing. We speak of an affliction, but rarely of a tribulation, since tribulation is viewed as a continuous process, which may endure for years or for a lifetime; but we speak of our daily trials. Compare CATASTROPHE.

    Synonyms:
    adversity, affliction, bereavement, blow, calamity, chastening, chastisement, disappointment, disaster, distress, failure, hardship, harm, ill, ill fortune, ill luck, misadventure, mischance, misery, mishap, reverse, ruin, sorrow, stroke, trial, tribulation, trouble, visitation

    Antonyms:
    blessing, boon, comfort, consolation, good fortune, good luck, gratification, happiness, joy, pleasure, prosperity, relief, success, triumph

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. misfortune, bad lucknoun

    unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

    Synonyms:
    mishap, tough luck, ill luck, mischance, bad luck

    Antonyms:
    good fortune, good luck, luckiness

  2. misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill lucknoun

    an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

    Synonyms:
    mishap, tough luck, ill luck, mischance, bad luck

    Antonyms:
    good fortune, luckiness, good luck

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bad news

    Submitted by anonymous on July 12, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. misfortunenoun

    Synonyms:
    disaster, calamity, reverse, affliction, visitation, trial, blow, stroke, adversity, distress, hardship, trouble, ill-luck, ill fortune

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. misfortunenoun

    Synonyms:
    disaster, calamity, frustration, mischance, reverse, affliction, mishap, bad luck

PPDB, the paraphrase database2.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "misfortune":

    woe, unhappiness, misery, disgrace, accident, doom, misadventure, disaster

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How to use misfortune in a sentence?

  1. William McFee:

    Doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune.

  2. Epictetus, Enchiridion:

    It is the action of an uninstructed person to reproach others for his own misfortune; of one entering instruction, to reproach himself; and one perfectly instructed, to reproach neither others nor himself.

  3. Plato:

    Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.

  4. Murtaza Jafferjee:

    30 % is misfortune. 70 % is mismanagement.

  5. Washington Irving:

    Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.


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