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1. misfortune

noun. ['mɪsˈfɔrtʃən'] unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event.

Synonyms

  • shame
  • tragedy
  • hardship
  • adversity
  • disaster
  • cataclysm
  • bad luck
  • trouble
  • knock
  • calamity
  • catastrophe
  • mishap
  • pity
  • misadventure

Antonyms

  • bad luck
  • success
  • well-being
  • good part

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Words that Rhyme with Misfortune

  • abstention
  • abstention
  • bastion
  • christian
  • cichon
  • circumvention
  • combustion
  • congestion
  • contravention
  • cretchen
  • digestion
  • duchon
  • eachan
  • exhaustion
  • expansion
  • fanchon
  • fortune
  • gretchen
  • inattention
  • inchon

Example sentences of the word misfortune


1. Noun, singular or mass
Ancestors buried with "malicious" feng shui were thought to cause misfortune in the lives of their descendants.

2. Noun, plural
Hedge funds, however, discovered a way to profit from such misfortune.

Quotes containing the word misfortune


1. To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
- Oscar Wilde

2. Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

3. The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortune.
- Bert Williams

2. misfortune

noun. ['mɪsˈfɔrtʃən'] an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes.

Synonyms

  • hard cheese
  • gutter
  • portion
  • sewer
  • adversity
  • tough luck
  • luck
  • hard knocks
  • weakness
  • fortune
  • fate
  • hardship
  • lot
  • bad luck
  • destiny
  • toilet
  • circumstances

Antonyms

  • strength
  • good luck
  • invulnerability
  • perfection
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