misfortune - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/mɪsˈfɔː(r)tʃ(ə)n/
singularmisfortune
pluralmisfortunes
  1. [uncountable] bad luck

    The family was plagued by misfortune.

    have the misfortune to do something/of doing something:

    He’s the most irritating man I’ve ever had the misfortune to meet.

    1. a.
      [countable] something harmful or unpleasant that happens to someone