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Adjective
Predisposed to having, or characterized by, bad luck
“But, on the whole, I've been a saint to those poor, unfortunate souls.”
Adjective
Bringing about ruin or misfortune, especially from bad luck
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“An unfortunate chain of events would destroy the nation's economy.”
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Regrettable or inappropriate for the situation, time, or place
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“He made an unfortunate remark that was considered by many to be highly insensitive given the occasion.”
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Not privileged
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Not polite or friendly
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Displaying a lack of sensibleness or judgment
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Clumsy or awkward in nature
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Noun
(rare) An unlucky person who has fallen into bad circumstances
“He was merely an unfortunate driven by fate to commit crimes.”
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An unfortunate or unhappy person
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Inept person
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A generic label for a random person
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The, usually unfortunate, way of the world
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