What is the opposite of fortunate?

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Adjective
Opposite of auspicious or favorable
“I was in an unfortunate position of letting go of some really good people who didn't deserve to lose their jobs.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening by chance or without planning
“All three also received ridiculously short sentences for such a base, premeditated act of cruelty.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a life that is lucky or blessed
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“I know there are some unlucky folks who, either through need or misjudgment, bought a property at the tail end of the previous disastrous boom.”
Adjective
Opposite of materially well off
“He fully shares the hospital's concept of providing succor and medical help to the underprivileged section of our society.”
Adjective
Opposite of marked by accolades, or having favorable opportunities
“He remained a largely anonymous actor, having failed to score any roles of note in Hollywood.”
Adjective
Opposite of endowed with divine favor and protection
“The prisoner's condemned life behind bars was self-inflicted.”
Adjective
Opposite of arousing or likely to arouse envy
Adjective
Opposite of likely to prove favourable
Adjective
Opposite of favourable or serviceable
“The unfavorable weather would prevent us from completing the building of our deck in time for dinner.”
Adjective
Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“It was an inappropriate time to be joking about such a controversial subject.”
Adjective
Opposite of regarded with deep and special affection
Adjective
Opposite of only used by or consisting of a privileged group
“Impaired judgment may take the form of diminished concern for the future, increased risk-taking, unrestrained drinking of alcohol, and indiscriminate selection of food.”
Noun
Opposite of an unlikely chance occurrence, especially a surprising piece of luck
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