Definition of 'misfortune'
Example sentences containing 'misfortune'
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Building flood defences is a natural reaction to the misfortunes suffered by many earlier in the year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His face was both his fortune and misfortune. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was a great misfortune that she was widowed so young. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You have probably already suffered some misfortune and most creditors and all courts should take this fully into consideration. Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)This is the great misfortune of America! The Life and Adventures of William Cobbett (2005)When you suffer a misfortune, you are faced with the choice of what to do with it. Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990)Most people who follow sport know enough not to gloat: your own misfortunes will follow soon enough. Times, Sunday Times (2013)One of the things that happens to people who have suffered misfortune is that they lose that English diffidence about big subjects. Times, Sunday Times (2014)While that may be true for a minority, most people with debt problems simply lost their job or suffered some other misfortune. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The plot of this drama involves the fortunes and misfortunes of both high and low life, and exhibits great knowledge both of the world and the towns. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The first is simply that he had the great misfortune to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, the random victim of a stray shot. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)
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Translations for 'misfortune'
British English: misfortune /mɪsˈfɔːtʃən/ NOUN
A misfortune is something unpleasant or unlucky that happens to someone.
She seemed to enjoy the misfortunes of others.
- American English: misfortune
- Arabic: سُوءُ الْـحَظِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: desgraça
- Chinese: 不幸
- Croatian: nesreća
- Czech: smůla
- Danish: ulykke
- Dutch: tegenslag
- European Spanish: desgracia
- Finnish: epäonni
- French: malchance
- German: Pech Zustand
- Greek: κακοτυχία
- Italian: sfortuna
- Japanese: 不運
- Korean: 불운
- Norwegian: uhell
- Polish: nieszczęście
- European Portuguese: desgraça
- Romanian: ghinion
- Russian: неудача
- Spanish: desgracia
- Swedish: olycka
- Thai: ความโชคร้าย
- Turkish: talihsizlik
- Ukrainian: невдача
- Vietnamese: sự bất hạnh
Definition of misfortune from the Collins English Dictionary
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