Examples from the Web for unfortunate
The unfortunate reality is that race, gender, and economic status do matter when justice is meted out.The Post-Brown and Garner Question: Who ‘Deserves’ to Die?|Goldie Taylor|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How ironic and unfortunate that the critics tend to focus on one “bad” class or the other.
There is no doubt that some unfortunate reporter, tasked with working the weekend shift, would have looked into them.
The many campaigns have an unfortunate way of blurring into one another.
Hugh Bonneville denies claims dog is being killed off due to the unfortunate connotations of its name, "Isis".No, Downton Dog "Isis" Is Not Being Killed Off Because of Worries Over Jihadi Group|Tom Sykes|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To those who have been unfortunate let me say frankly that they owe it to themselves.
Its clients were not always as interesting as the unfortunate Ingelburge.Life of St. Francis of Assisi|Paul Sabatier
Meanwhile the Professor was filled with scruples and remorse for the unfortunate step he had taken.The Patriot|Antonio Fogazzaro
“Indeed, your example is an unfortunate one for your argument,” said Holmes, taking the paper and glancing his eye down it.The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|Arthur Conan Doyle
This event has happened at a most unfortunate time, Mr. Compton is away, and I don't know how to act for the best.Life in London|Edwin Hodder
British Dictionary definitions for unfortunate
Word Origin and History for unfortunate
1520s, "unlucky," from un- (1) "not" + fortunate. Infortunate in same sense is from late 14c. (along with a verb infortune "to render unhappy," and a noun meaning "bad luck). In late 18c.-early 19c., unfortunate woman was a polite way to say "prostitute." The noun meaning "one who is not fortunate" is recorded from 1630s.