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unfortunate

  

      adj  
1    causing or attended by misfortune  
2    unlucky, unsuccessful, or unhappy  
an unfortunate character     
3    regrettable or unsuitable  
an unfortunate speech     
      n  
4    an unlucky person  
  unfortunately      adv  
  unfortunateness      n  
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unfortunate

  
1    adverse, calamitous, disastrous, ill-fated, ill-starred, inopportune, ruinous, unfavourable, untoward  
2    cursed, doomed, hapless, hopeless, luckless, out of luck, poor, star-crossed, unhappy, unlucky, unprosperous, unsuccessful, wretched  
3    deplorable, ill-advised, inappropriate, infelicitous, lamentable, regrettable, unbecoming, unsuitable  
  
Antonyms     
  
1 & 3    appropriate, opportune, suitable, tactful, timely  
2    auspicious, felicitous, fortuitous, fortunate, happy, lucky, successful  

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