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Definition 1: unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for misfortune in the sense of this definition

(misfortune is a kind of ...) an event causing distress or pain

"what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

(... is a kind of misfortune ) an unfortunate development

"it's a pity he couldn't do it"

(... is a kind of misfortune ) an instance of misfortune

(... is a kind of misfortune ) an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

"the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity" "the earthquake was a disaster"

(... is a kind of misfortune ) a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event

"a period marked by adversities"

(... is a kind of misfortune ) something that causes or entails suffering

"I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women" "the many hardships of frontier life"

(... is a kind of misfortune ) a bad experience

"the school of hard knocks"

Definition 2: an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for misfortune in the sense of this definition

(misfortune is a kind of ...) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

"whatever my fortune may be" "deserved a better fate" "has a happy lot" "the luck of the Irish" "a victim of circumstances" "success that was her portion"

(... is a kind of misfortune ) the condition of being financially weak

"the weakness of the dollar against the yen"

(... is a kind of misfortune ) a state of misfortune or affliction

"debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity" "a life of hardship"

(... is a kind of misfortune ) misfortune resulting in lost effort or money

"his career was in the gutter" "all that work went down the sewer" "pensions are in the toilet"

(... is a kind of misfortune ) bad luck

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