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Synonyms for unfortunate
ʌnˈfɔr tʃə nɪtun·for·tu·nate

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Wiktionary

  1. unfortunateadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsuccessful, unlucky

    Antonyms:
    fortunate, lucky

  2. unfortunateadjective

    not favored by fortune

    Synonyms:
    unlucky, unsuccessful

    Antonyms:
    lucky, fortunate

  3. unfortunateadjective

    marked or accompanied by or resulting in misfortune

    Synonyms:
    unlucky, unsuccessful

    Antonyms:
    lucky, fortunate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unfortunate

    Synonyms:
    broken, crushed, fallen, ill-starred, miserable, unhappy, unlucky, woful, wretched

    Antonyms:
    favored, fortunate, happy, lucky, prospered, prosperous, successful

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unfortunate

    Synonyms:
    calamitous, illfated, unlucky, wretched, unhappy, miserable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfortunate, unfortunate personadjective

    a person who suffers misfortune

    Synonyms:
    unfortunate person

    Antonyms:
    well-off, miraculous, providential, felicitous, well(p), lucky, better off(p), happy, fortunate, heaven-sent, fortuitous, good

  2. unfortunateadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    inauspicious

    Antonyms:
    happy, good, heaven-sent, lucky, felicitous, better off(p), well(p), miraculous, well-off, fortunate, fortuitous, providential

  3. inauspicious, unfortunateadjective

    not auspicious; boding ill

    Synonyms:
    ill, inauspicious, untoward, ominous, adverse

    Antonyms:
    miraculous, felicitous, fortuitous, well(p), better off(p), lucky, good, heaven-sent, happy, providential, well-off, fortunate

  4. unfortunateadjective

    unsuitable or regrettable

    "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech"

    Synonyms:
    inauspicious

    Antonyms:
    heaven-sent, felicitous, providential, fortuitous, happy, fortunate, better off(p), lucky, good, well(p), well-off, miraculous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unfortunateadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsuccessful, unprosperous, unlucky, luckless, ill-fated, ill-starred

  2. unfortunateadjective

    Synonyms:
    disastrous, calamitous, unhappy, deplorable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unfortunateadjective

    Synonyms:
    unlucky, unsuccessful, disastrous, ill-starred, ill-fated

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How to use unfortunate in a sentence?

  1. David Coburn:

    This is unfortunate, but luckily Coach is feeling fine, we are proceeding with our Covid protocols as we would with any other case. Coach is isolated, and university tracing staff is handling the contact tracing as they normally do. We will continue to test staff and student-athletes as we have been.

  2. First Apple:

    Today, Epic Games took the unfortunate step of violating the App Store guidelines that are applied equally to every developer and designed to keep the store safe for our users, as a result their Fortnite app has been removed from the store.

  3. Luke Evans:

    It's unfortunate the government came in and made allegations without basis, people had to live with those allegations….under the cloud of those allegations.

  4. Councilwoman Heather Howard:

    These [arrests] are really unfortunate.

  5. Craig Counsell:

    We battled back, we were a little unfortunate tonight, but we battled back and took the lead.

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