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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 bad luck; unfortunate occurrence.
Losing his job was the first of many misfortunes that he had to endure.
synonyms:
misadventure, mishap
similar words:
accident, adversity, calamity, catastrophe, disaster, hardship, ill, mischance, setback, trial, tribulation, woe
definition 2: hardship or bad luck, often over a long period of time.
After the war, she gave encouragement to many in misfortune.His gambling led to misfortune, not only for himself but for his family.
synonyms:
adversity, distress, straits, woe
antonyms:
fortune, luck
similar words:
hardship, pain, trouble
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The word misfortune contains the following part:
fort1 Latin root that means luck, chance