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Synonyms for unfortunate
ʌnˈfɔr tʃə nɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfortunate, unfortunate person(adj)

    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. unfortunate(adj)

    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, unfortunate(adj)

    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. unfortunate(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. unfortunate(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    unsuccessful, unlucky

    Antonyms:
    fortunate, lucky

  2. unfortunate(adjective)

    not favored by fortune

    Synonyms:
    unlucky, unsuccessful

    Antonyms:
    lucky, fortunate

  3. unfortunate(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unfortunate(a.)

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

  2. unfortunate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    disastrous, calamitous, unhappy, deplorable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unfortunate(a)

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

How to pronounce unfortunate?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4184unfortunately
#4320ill
#5071sad
#5680adverse
#7488fallen
#12840unfortunate
#13147tragic
#14263crushed
#14572unhappy
#15772disappointing
#17102miserable
#17103unsuccessful
#18616unpleasant
#28539dismal
#30945wretched
#31860ominous
#32663unlucky
#40996pitiful
#43288hapless
#45257disgraceful
#54242regrettable
#55032deplorable
#56568sorrowful
#79668untoward
#95216lamentable
#127931calamitous
#137695inauspicious

How to use unfortunate in a sentence?

  1. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.

  2. Shevrin Jones:

    There has to be a better way in how we are administrating when it comes to the election process, especially now, we are 48 hours after the election and we are in a total cluster mess-up. It's unfortunate that we are in this situation again -- Broward County is the laughingstock of the country.

  3. Melinda Gates:

    The range of behaviors in The US in particular right now, some people being very conservative in what they do, and some people ignoring the epidemic, is huge, some people almost feel like it's a political thing which is unfortunate.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.

  5. Red State chief Erick Erickson:

    His comment was inappropriate, it is unfortunate to have to disinvite him. But I just don't want someone on stage who gets a hostile question from a lady and his first inclination is to imply it was hormonal. It just was wrong.


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