French translation of 'unfortunate'
1. (= unlucky) [person, accident] malheureux/euse
2. (= regrettable)
[event, incident] malheureux/euse
[mistake, choice, remark] malheureux/euse
it is unfortunate that ... c’est malheureux que ...
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He drank and sighed the sigh of someone who has been so unfortunate as to have made such money.INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS (2002)
It's unfortunate this place was designed to thwart covert surveillance.C B GREENFIELD - A LITTLE MADNESS (2002)
They drove away leaving the unfortunate Tiller writhing in agony.A SEASON IN HELL (2002)
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British English: unfortunate ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as unfortunate, you mean that something unpleasant or unlucky has happened to them. You can also describe the unpleasant things that happen to them as unfortunate.
Some unfortunate person passing below could all too easily be seriously injured.
British English: unfortunate NOUN
An unfortunate is someone who is unfortunate.
She was another of life's unfortunates.
Translation of unfortunate from the Collins English to French Dictionary