Synonyms of unfortunate


1. unfortunate, unfortunate person, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul

usage: a person who suffers misfortune


1. unfortunate (vs. fortunate), abject, black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful, dispossessed, homeless, roofless, hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched, doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky, downtrodden, infelicitous, unhappy, regrettable, too bad, underprivileged, unlucky#1, luckless, unsuccessful

usage: 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"

2. inauspicious (vs. auspicious), unfortunate, unpromising

usage: not auspicious; boding ill

3. unfortunate, infelicitous (vs. felicitous)

usage: unsuitable or regrettable; "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech"

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Definition and meaning of unfortunate (Dictionary)