unfortunate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ʌnˈfɔːtjʊnət/ or /ʌnˈfɔːt͡ʃənət/
  • (US) IPA: /ʌnˈfɔrt͡ʃənɪt/
  • Hyphenation: for‧tu‧nate

Adjective[change]

Positive
unfortunate

Comparative
more unfortunate

Superlative
most unfortunate

  1. When something (usually an event) is unfortunate, it is not good and is a misfortune. It is considered to be unlucky that such a thing happened.
    It is unfortunate that the Prince was murdered.

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