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Pronunciation:  mis'forchun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
  2. [n]  an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

MISFORTUNE is a 10 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bad luck, bad luck, ill luck, tough luck
 Antonyms: good fortune, good luck
 See Also: adversity, adversity, calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, circumstances, destiny, disaster, fate, fortune, hard cheese, hardship, hardship, knock, lot, luck, misadventure, mischance, mishap, pity, portion, shame, tragedy, trouble, weakness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mis*for"tune\, n.
    Bad fortune or luck; calamity; an evil accident; disaster;
    mishap; mischance.
          Consider why the change was wrought, You 'll find his
          misfortune, not his fault.               --Addison.
    Syn: Calamity; mishap; mischance; misadventure; ill; harm;
         disaster. See {Calamity}.
  2. \Mis*for"tune\, v. i.
    To happen unluckily or unfortunately; to miscarry; to fail.
    [Obs.] --Stow.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accident, adversity, bad luck, bad news, blow, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, collision, contretemps, crack-up, crash, cross, disaster, dole, grief, hard luck, ill fortune, ill hap, ill luck, infelicity, loss, misadventure, mischance, mishap, nasty blow, pileup, reverse, shipwreck, shock, smash, smashup, staggering blow, tragedy, trial, tribulation, visitation, wreck