misfortunate misfortunate

Definition(s):

  • (adj) deserving or inciting pity

Usage(s):

  1. With that said, I must say his good deeds far outweighed the bad and his goodness with live on for a long time for many of the misfortunate who have benefited.
  2. The Caruso of the period was the Italian eunuch-Francesco Bernardi Senesino, whose misfortunate voice earned fabulous sums at London's Royal Academy of Music.

News

  1. District 5 smoked in Round 2

    District 5 head coach Matt Boone watch from the dugout while a fast start led to a series of misfortunate events as District 8 took down District 5, 12-0, in four innings in the second round of the State Games of Mississippi's All-Star Baseball Tournament at Scaggs Field on Friday.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Meridian Star

  2. USA vs. Spain, 2013 U-20 World Cup: Americans open vs. tournament favorites

    Today, the United States U-20's finally meet the Group of Death. We'll see if they run and hide. The U.S. was misfortunate enough to draw Spain , France and Ghana in their grop at the U-20 World Cup and worse, they were matched with the heavily favored Spaniards in their opener.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "I wasn't disappointed, I'll tell you that," said Wells, who agreed to a deal with the Dodgers on Aug. 23 and won his first start with them Sunday night at the New York Mets. "I made the pitches I needed to make. A couple of misfortunate...
    on Aug 31, 2007 By: David Wells Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "He had the misfortunate of playing behind Cousins. He wasn't getting a lot of minutes, but you can get enough of a sample to whet your appetite," Twardzik said. "We like his upside. Defensively, he can be very good. Once we put him into 'the...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Dave Twardzik Source: St. Augustine Record

  3. Brewer said, "A New Yorker misfortunate enough to lose her property in a taxi is more likely to find overwhelmed hotlines and contradictory instructions than she is to recover her missing possession. The TLC procedure is rarely followed and is...
    on Aug 14, 2007 By: Gale Brewer Source: Gothamist

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