1. Having bad luck; unlucky.
2. Characterized by, bringing, or causing misfortune: an unfortunate turn of events.
3. Regrettable; deplorable: an unfortunate lack of good manners.
A victim of bad luck.
Synonyms: unfortunate, hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless, unlucky
These adjectives mean having or marked by bad luck: an unfortunate turn of events; a hapless victim; an ill-fated business venture; an ill-starred romance; a luckless suitor; an unlucky accident.
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