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Meaning of word unfortunate from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

unfortunate   noun

Meaning : A person who suffers misfortune.

Synonyms : unfortunate person

unfortunate   adjective

Meaning : Not favored by fortune. Marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune.

Example : An unfortunate turn of events.
An unfortunate decision.
Unfortunate investments.
An unfortunate night for all concerned.

Having unexpected good fortune.

Other, less fortunate, children died.
A fortunate choice.

Meaning : Not auspicious. Boding ill.

Synonyms : inauspicious

Auguring favorable circumstances and good luck.

An auspicious beginning for the campaign.

Meaning : Unsuitable or regrettable.

Example : An unfortunate choice of words.
An unfortunate speech.