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synonyms for unfortunate

  • adverse
  • damaging
  • deplorable
  • disastrous
  • inappropriate
  • lamentable
  • regrettable
  • untoward
  • desperate
  • doomed
  • poor
  • afflicted
  • broken
  • burdened
  • calamitous
  • cursed
  • destitute
  • forsaken
  • hapless
  • hopeless
  • ill-fated
  • ill-starred
  • in a bad way
  • infelicitous
  • inopportune
  • jinxed
  • luckless
  • out of luck
  • pained
  • ruined
  • ruinous
  • shattered
  • star-crossed
  • stricken
  • troubled
  • unbecoming
  • unfavorable
  • unhappy
  • unpropitious
  • unprosperous
  • unsuccessful
  • unsuitable
  • wretched
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antonyms for unfortunate

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  • auspicious
  • blessed
  • favorable
  • fortunate
  • good
  • happy
  • helpful
  • lucky
  • proper
  • suitable
  • hopeful
  • timely
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How to use unfortunate in a sentence

Hansen says that vaccines have “an unfortunate history of not being safe,” but that the need for long-term safety studies needed to be balanced against the risks of the pandemic.
TRUMP WANTS A COVID-19 VACCINE BY ELECTION DAY. BUT WILL ONE BE READY?JEREMY KAHNSEPTEMBER 4, 2020FORTUNE
I thought about the unfortunate end of the “K” while reading in The Wall Street Journal that AT&T, once merely a phone company, wants to sells its advertising technology business, the unfortunately named Xandr.
WHY AT&T IS LEAVING THE LUCRATIVE AD-TECH BUSINESSADAM LASHINSKYSEPTEMBER 3, 2020FORTUNE
While it’s obviously unfortunate when artists achieve greater success after death than when they were alive, that success is still something to be celebrated, Howard says.
WE HEAR DEAD PEOPLE: OUR FAVORITE POSTHUMOUS HIP-HOP ALBUMS. EVERJOSHUA EFERIGHEAUGUST 31, 2020OZY
Wherever you land on the gender spectrum, rocking a dress can be a freeing experience, and it’s unfortunate that the stigma deters people from enjoying it.
IN PRAISE OF THE ADVENTURE DRESSALISON VAN HOUTENAUGUST 22, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
They’ve been hung up on — all kinds of things, which is really unfortunate because they’re working very, very hard and helping extra hours.
FOR ELECTION ADMINISTRATORS, DEATH THREATS HAVE BECOME PART OF THE JOBBY JESSICA HUSEMANAUGUST 21, 2020PROPUBLICA
That’s why it’s unfortunate that this year’s format has to be virtual, and why one should hope that it won’t be the new normal.
WHY CONVENTIONS STILL MATTERJULIA AZARIAUGUST 17, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
It’s produced decades of finger-pointing over who should throw real money at the problem of aging wastewater infrastructure and unfortunate topography causing beach closures along the continental coast.
MORNING REPORT: WHY COVID-19 HAS HIT LATINOS SO HARDVOICE OF SAN DIEGOAUGUST 13, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The moment was an awkward one, and Cynthia wished madly that she had not been prompted to ask that unfortunate question.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
She and her younger sister, Janet, had quarreled a good deal through force of unfortunate habit.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Dressed in full uniform, amid cries of "Long live our King Joachim," the unfortunate man landed with twenty-six followers.
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WORDS RELATED TO UNFORTUNATE

  • bedeviled
  • condemned
  • damned
  • done for
  • doomed
  • hexed
  • ill-fated
  • star-crossed
  • unfortunate
  • adverse
  • afflictive
  • cataclysmic
  • catastrophic
  • deadly
  • deplorable
  • devastating
  • dire
  • fatal
  • grievous
  • harmful
  • heartbreaking
  • lamentable
  • messy
  • pernicious
  • regrettable
  • ruinous
  • unfavorable
  • unfortunate
  • woeful
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