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[ UK /ʌnfˈɔːt‍ʃənət/ ]
[ US /ənˈfɔɹtʃənət, ənˈfɔɹtʃunət/ ]
  1. not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    an unfortunate turn of events
    an unfortunate night for all concerned
    an unfortunate decision
    unfortunate investments
  2. unsuitable or regrettable
    an unfortunate choice of words
    an unfortunate speech
  3. not auspicious; boding ill
  1. a person who suffers misfortune
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How To Use unfortunate In A Sentence

  • It should be a baritone scoring game and the unfortunate should be in early disceptation for a top 3 pick. Xml's Blinklist.com
  • Unfortunately she has to work and then has class after work which is a bit of a bummer.
  • Unfortunately, she was also one of those women born to be adored by men.
  • The foreign birds, most of these parrots and cockatoos, unfortunately need to be kept in cages.
  • Unfortunately, in many cases, the first real symptom is a broken bone.
  • Unfortunately, many contaminants remain unbanned, and an average of seven new chemicals are put on the market daily, most of them not tested for toxicity.
  • Unfortunately, I found the obvious talents of him and the director to have been gelded along the way and prevented from reaching the level of punch and impact that I think could have otherwise been delivered.
  • Unfortunately, the locker room is full of private equity houses hoping to refloat gym club chains. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unfortunately, these birds fed in large flocks on fruit and other crops, and were shot in huge numbers by farmers.
  • The Holy Alliance was the joint labour of an unfortunate man who had suffered a terrible mental shock and who was trying to pacify his much-disturbed soul, and of an ambitious woman who after a wasted life had lost her beauty and her attraction and who satisfied her vanity and her desire for notoriety by assuming the rôle of self-appointed Messiah of a new and strange creed. The Story of Mankind
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