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Definition of 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

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

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

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.

Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.

Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
Edith Wharton
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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
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