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unfortunate meaning

EN[ʌnˈfɔːtjʊnət] [ʌnˈfɔːtʃənət] [ʌnˈfɔɹtʃənɪt]

    Definition of unfortunate in English Dictionary

  • NounPLunfortunatesSUF-ate
    1. An unlucky person.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore unfortunateSUPmost unfortunate
      1. not favored by fortune.
        1. marked or accompanied by or resulting in misfortune.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • Teachers should also avoid setting long poems in the lower and middle classes to be absorbed in homœopathical doses during the whole of a long term by the unfortunate children.
            • They see how serious it is not to "loosen the apron strings"; how unfortunate it may be to talk about a child in his presence; how we must take people where...
            • It was an unfortunate slip of the tongue, and he did not intend it that way.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            1. en unfortunately
            2. en unfortunates
            3. en unfortunatest
            4. en unfortunateness
            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of unfortunate for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "unfortunate" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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