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adjective American English pronunciation: unfortunate /ʌnˈfɔrtʃənət/
  1. 1
    experiencing bad luck, or caused by bad luck

    The unfortunate victims of the pension fund fraud are unlikely to get their money back.

  2. 2
    formal if something is unfortunate, you do not approve of it, or you wish it had not happened

    This whole episode has been very unfortunate.

    it is unfortunate that:

    It's unfortunate that some politicians have condemned the movie without even seeing it.

    1. a.
      slightly embarrassing or offensive

      He had an unfortunate habit of getting drunk and behaving badly at parties.


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major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

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