misfortune

[ mis-fawr-chuhn ]
/ mɪsˈfɔr tʃən /
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noun

adverse fortune; bad luck.
an instance of this; mischance; mishap.

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Origin of misfortune

1400–50; late Middle English. See mis-1, fortune

synonym study for misfortune

2. See affliction.
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British Dictionary definitions for misfortune

misfortune
/ (mɪsˈfɔːtʃən) /

noun

evil fortune; bad luck
an unfortunate or disastrous event; calamity
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