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Definition of Unfortunate


  1. Not fortunate; unsuccessful; not prosperous; unlucky; attended with misfortune; unhappy; as, an unfortunate adventure; an unfortunate man; an unfortunate commander; unfortunate business.
  2. An unfortunate person.

Unfortunate Quotations

Well, this is an unfortunate part of the UN institution. It's the - the theater of the absurd. It doesn't only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Gadhafi's Libya chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights; Saddam's Iraq headed the UN Committee on Disarmament.
Benjamin Netanyahu

People that are conceited of their own merit take pride in being unfortunate, that themselves and others may think them considerable enough to be the envy and the mark of fortune.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
Benjamin Franklin

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
Hubert H. Humphrey

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.
John F. Kennedy
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Unfortunate Translations

unfortunate in Dutch is ongelukkige
unfortunate in Latin is miser, infortunatus
unfortunate in Portuguese is infeliz
unfortunate in Spanish is infortunado
unfortunate in Swedish is olycklig, beklaglig

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