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Synonyms for unfortunate

Noun

1. unfortunate, unfortunate person, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
usage: a person who suffers misfortune

Adjective

1. unfortunate (vs. fortunate), abject, black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful, castaway, shipwrecked, dispossessed, homeless, roofless, hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched, doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky, 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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