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Definition of Misfortune

Misfortune

  1. Bad fortune or luck; calamity; an evil accident; disaster; mishap; mischance.
  2. To happen unluckily or unfortunately; to miscarry; to fail.

Misfortune Quotations

Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
Saskya Pandita

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Napoleon Hill

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
William James

Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
Chanakya

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
Laurence J. Peter
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Misfortune Translations

misfortune in Dutch is ongeluk
misfortune in French is malheur
misfortune in Italian is guaio
misfortune in Latin is calamitas, infortunium, malum, infelicitas
misfortune in Spanish is infortunio
misfortune in Swedish is olycka