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un fortunate

[ uhn-fawr-chuh-nit ]SEE DEFINITION OF un fortunate

Synonyms for un fortunate

  • unfortunate
  • bad
  • baleful
  • baneful
  • black
  • dire
  • discouraging
  • evil
  • fateful
  • foreboding
  • ill-boding
  • ill-omened
  • impending
  • inopportune
  • sinister
  • threatening
  • unfavorable
  • unlucky
  • unpromising
  • unpropitious
  • untimely
  • untoward
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Antonyms for un fortunate

  • auspicious
  • favorable
  • fortunate
  • lucky
  • promising
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WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "unlucky," from un- (1) "not" + fortunate. Infortunate in same sense is from late 14c. (along with a verb infortune "to render unhappy," and a noun meaning "bad luck). In late 18c.-early 19c., unfortunate woman was a polite way to say "prostitute." The noun meaning "one who is not fortunate" is recorded from 1630s.