Meaning of unfortunate

un•for•tu•nate

Pronunciation: (un-fôr'chu-nit), [key]
— adj.
  1. suffering from bad luck: an unfortunate person.
  2. unfavorable or inauspicious: an unfortunate beginning.
  3. regrettable or deplorable: an unfortunate remark.
  4. marked by or inviting misfortune: an unfortunate development.
  5. lamentable; sad: the unfortunate death of her parents.
—n.
  1. an unfortunate person.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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