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unfortunate 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/ˌənˈfôrCHənət/,
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Having or marked by bad fortune; unlucky,
  1. Having or marked by bad fortune; unlucky
    • - the unfortunate Cunningham was fired
  2. (of a circumstance) Unfavorable or inauspicious
    • - the delay at the airport was an unfortunate start to our vacation
  3. Regrettable or inappropriate
    • - his unfortunate remark silenced the gathering
Noun
  1. A person who suffers bad fortune

  2. A person who is considered immoral or lacking in religious faith or instruction, esp. a prostitute


  1. not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"
  2. a person who suffers misfortune
  3. inauspicious: not auspicious; boding ill
  4. Unfortunately is the fourth studio album by Shalabi Effect. It was recorded on three consecutive nights at the Montreal Arts Interculturels Institute live.
  5. (The Unfortunates) The Unfortunates is an experimental "book in a box" written in 1969 by English author B. S. Johnson and reissued in 2008 by New Directions. The 27 chapters are unbound, with a first and last chapter specified. The other 25 sections are designed to be read in any order in between.
  6. an unlucky person; not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in misfortune
  7. (UNFORTUNATES) An old term used to describe those Witches who had been captured and tortured by the Inquisition. Estimates of thier numbers range from 100,000 to 9,000,000. ...
  8. To dream that you are unfortunate, is significant of loss to yourself, and trouble for others.
  9. a working girl or a lady of negotiable affection to paraphrase the great Terry Pratchett.