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misfortune

mis·for·tune

misfortune

 
pronunciation:
mihs for chn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an instance of something very bad or unlucky happening.
Their dad losing his job was a misfortune for the whole family.
synonyms:
mishap
similar words:
accident, calamity, catastrophe, disaster, hardship, ill, trial, woe
definition 2: hardship or bad luck, often over a long period of time.
Several illnesses in the family added to their misfortune.
synonyms:
adversity, distress, straits, woe
antonyms:
luck
similar words:
hardship, pain, trouble
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The word misfortune contains the following part:
fort1 Latin root that means luck, chance