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Synonyms for misfortune
mɪsˈfɔr tʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misfortune, bad luck(noun)

    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 luck(noun)

    an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

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

    Antonyms:
    good fortune, luckiness, good luck

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Editors Contribution

  1. bad news

    Submitted by anonymous on July 12, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. misfortune(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. misfortune(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use misfortune in a sentence?

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Unawareness may cause misfortune, for the time being; however, ignorance certainly executes lifelong damage, to all dimensions of career and future.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    I know you can do all things and no plan of yours can be thwarted. That's what (Job 42 : 2) says. And that infers, whatever God has destined to be must prevail. But may I tell you this, when God says that you will be great in life it doesn't mean you won't experience failure, misfortune, setback or thingss like that. Let's take biblical Joseph as a case study. Because, he's a perfect example of what I'm talking about. He (Joseph) was destined to be or become a ruler or leader. But, prior to the manifestation of his destiny. He was challenged, maltreated and even imprisoned. However, because God's plan cannot be thwarted. After all said and done. He finally ruled and became a prime minister/general overseer in a foreign country (Egypt). Having known that, what do I want to publicize in essence? I'm just publicizing that, regardless of whatever you are undergoing or passing through presently. For the fact, you are destined for greatness. You must excel and shine like a star that you are meant to be or become. Yes of course, destiny can only be delayed for awhile. But come what may, it cannot be denied. I mean, destiny must have its way even against all odds.

  3. James Fenimore Cooper:

    It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.

  4. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    We don’t develop and acquire courage by taking the smoothest path each time. We develop it by facing misfortune and perilous conditions.

  5. Arthur Rimbaud:

    I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.


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