misfortune misfortune  /mɪs ˈfɔr tʃən/


  1. (n) unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
  2. (n) an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes


  1. Its both the chance and misfortune of our generation, he says.
  2. But it was no misfortune.
  3. Events moved so fast that he had to finish it at a sprint, a misfortune from which the finished book suffers.


  1. Picking up the pieces after storm rips through region

    In a community full of downed wires and uprooted trees, one home stands out in its misfortune.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WTOP Radio Washington, DC

  2. RONDA RICH: Anyone can be steps away from misfortune

    Anyone can be one step away from misfortune. It happened in Memphis. A lot of history and interesting stuff occurs in that magical city that sits grandly on the Mississippi River. Elvis held court there, the blues grew up there and barbecue is queen. Elvis, of course, is still king
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Newton Citizen

  3. Get Your Gumption Back: Lessons From a Paralympic Medalist

    Bonnie St. John's misfortune as a young girl become her lifelong leadership strength. When Bonnie St. John was five years old, a birth defect stunted the growth in her right leg. The doctor had no choice but to amputate it. Rather than let it defeat her, St. John made a decision--with the help of a demanding nurse--to live resiliently. She overcame tremendous odds--in addition to her physical ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine

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  1. "You try to do the right thing all the time," Westwood said. "It doesn't always work for you. I've been in contention a lot, especially this year, and I suppose I got a break with other people's misfortune but made the most of it and took a...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Lee Westwood Source: The Guardian

  2. "I know Hillary Clinton, and the last thing in the world she'd ever want is to wish misfortune on anybody. She and Barack are friends," Durbin said. "It was ...... a careless remark and we'll leave it at that."
    on May 23, 2008 By: Dick Durbin Source: FOXNews

  3. It will also establish a $75 billion fund to reduce monthly payments for another 3 million to 4 million homeowners "stuck in sub-prime mortgages they can't afford as a result of skyrocketing interest rates or personal misfortune," Obama said.
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

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