unfortunate


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Synonyms for unfortunate

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

Synonyms for unfortunate

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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.'
Dunster is incapable of any act of violence towards a person in my unfortunate position.
Dunster, you ought to understand that notwithstanding my unfortunate physical trouble, I am a person of consequence and position in this county.
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.
Rosa was all attention to what he would say, much more on account of the importance which the unfortunate tulip-fancier attached to it, than that she felt interested in the matter herself.
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.
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."
It hath gone badly with thee, thou unfortunate one, in this life: first a beast bit thee, and then--a man trod upon thee!"--
Willoughby and it was, though from a different cause, no less unfortunate. At seventeen she was lost to me for ever.
"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.
I am an unfortunate and deserted creature, I look around and I have no relation or friend upon earth.
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.
My natural sensibility had already been greatly affected by the sufferings of the unfortunate stranger and no sooner did I first behold him, than I felt that on him the happiness or Misery of my future Life must depend.