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adjective as in star-crossed

adjective as in unhappy

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Example Sentences

The admission caused a number of reflections to occur in my mind, and the chief of these was that I was a misfortunate wretch.

Goodness yes, it's the poor misfortunate mother come to life again.

"An' its mesilf that has been misfortunate," she replied, as the tears gathered in her fine, dark eyes.

Why is it that God's curse rests very often and most heavily upon the misfortunate?

Oh now, I thought, the gold is heavy against her; this is a misfortunate time to be forsaking her husband, isn't it?


On this page you'll find 115 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to misfortunate, such as: disastrous, blighted, catastrophic, destroyed, hapless, and ill-omened.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.