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See definition of misfortunes on Dictionary.com
  • nounbad luck; disaster
  • noundisaster

synonyms for misfortunes

  • affliction
  • disappointment
  • hardship
  • misadventure
  • inconvenience
  • discomfort
  • mishap
  • cataclysm
  • calamity
  • debacle
  • bad luck
  • setback
  • misery
  • tribulation
  • disadvantage
  • tragedy
  • adversity
  • catastrophe
  • harm
  • contretemps
  • dole
  • unpleasantness
  • nuisance
  • worry
  • blow
  • annoyance
  • cross
  • casualty
  • crunch
  • visitation
  • mischance
  • failure
  • anxiety
  • burden
  • trouble
  • loss
  • accident
  • reverse
  • trial
  • bad news
  • infelicity
  • bad break
  • hard luck
  • rotten luck
  • tough luck
  • unluck

antonyms for misfortunes

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  • advantage
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • fortune
  • good luck
  • peace
  • fortune
  • good fortune
  • ease
  • blessing
  • benefit
  • wonder
  • pleasure
  • boost
  • help
  • comfort
  • contentment
  • win
  • achievement
  • accomplishment
  • calmness
  • joy
  • boon
  • good luck
  • profit
  • gain
  • favor
  • advantage
  • encouragement
  • delight
  • success
  • miracle
  • happiness
  • relief
  • aid
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How to use misfortunes in a sentence

You have heard of my misfortunes, and you take a mean advantage of your knowledge to crush and kill me.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Nor is this the full extent of their misfortunes; for they are required to furnish an account of them besides.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Owing to the death of Popham, their chief patron, and other misfortunes, the colonists returned to England in 1608.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
These misfortunes culminated in an appeal to his countrymen for subscriptions on his behalf in the musical papers.
THE RECENT REVOLUTION IN ORGAN BUILDINGGEORGE LAING MILLER
No misfortunes could disturb the serenity of her soul, and no accumulating perils could daunt her courage.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
He was quite unconscious of the fact that his friends ridiculed him, predicting all sorts of misfortunes.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Together with these misfortunes, a visitation of myriads of locusts (vide p. 341) and drought completed the devastation.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Believe me, I could have loved life and you better for your misfortunes, had I been permitted to share them with you.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The colony of Virginia discouraged with their losses and various misfortunes embarked for England.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Reduced to suffering by the sudden death of her husband, she concealed her misfortunes under the name of Mme. Charlotte.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
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