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Dictionary definition for: Unfortunate

1. (n) a person who suffers misfortune

2. (a) 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"

3. (a) not auspicious; boding ill

4. (s) unsuitable or regrettable; "an unfortunate choice of words" "an unfortunate speech"

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