unfortunate - definition and synonyms


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  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 film without even seeing it.