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Synonyms for unfortunate

involving or undergoing chance misfortune

worthy of severe disapproval

characterized by inappropriateness and gracelessness, especially in expression

a person living under very unhappy circumstances

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The unfortunate prince had passed the night in bitter reflections, his head resting on his hands, and his elbows on the table, whilst Parry, infirm and old, wearied in body and in mind, had fallen asleep in a corner.
Why, as for me," observed the Woozy, who was reclining on the floor with his legs doubled under him, so that he looked much like a square box, "I have never seen those unfortunate people you are speaking of, and yet I am sorry for them, having at times been unfortunate myself.
From some unfortunate feeling of distrust Bridger cocked his rifle just as the chief was extending his hand in friendship.
The neighborhood of my ward continues to be pillaged by soldiers of the 3rd Corps who, not satisfied with taking from the unfortunate inhabitants hiding in the cellars the little they have left, even have the ferocity to wound them with their sabers, as I have repeatedly witnessed.
The doctor found himself so agreeable to Miss Bridget, that he now began to lament an unfortunate accident which had happened to him about ten years before; namely, his marriage with another woman, who was not only still alive, but, what was worse, known to be so by Mr Allworthy.
Willoughby and it was, though from a different cause, no less unfortunate.
He found a way out of his difficulties through the chance that Sir Charles, who had conceived a friendship for him, made him the minister of his charity in the case of this unfortunate woman, Mrs.
To be friendless is indeed to be unfortunate, but the hearts of men, when unprejudiced by any obvious self-interest, are full of brotherly love and charity.
I confess to you I have very little hope for the latter one, and I look beforehand on this unfortunate bulb as sacrificed to my selfishness.
Dunster, you ought to understand that notwithstanding my unfortunate physical trouble, I am a person of consequence and position in this county.
It's an unfortunate name, and I fancy I should reproach myself if I gave it to another dear child, and it proved again unlucky.
My dearest Friend,--I write in the greatest distress; the most unfortunate event has just taken place.
MY dear sir," said the editor to the man, who had called to see about his poem, "I regret to say that owing to an unfortunate altercation in this office the greater part of your manuscript is illegible; a bottle of ink was upset upon it, blotting out all but the first line - that is to say - "