One entry found for misfortune.
Main Entry: mis·for·tune
Function: noun 1: bad luck especially for a long period of time 2: an unfortunate condition or event : DISASTER synonymsMISFORTUNE, MISCHANCE, MISHAP mean an unlucky turn of events. MISFORTUNE stresses the state of unhappiness that follows an unlucky event <it was her misfortune to change jobs unwisely>. MISCHANCE usually suggests a situation involving no more than a minor trouble or bother <by mischance he took the wrong road>. MISHAP suggests an example of bad luck of no real importance <in one of the show's mishaps the winner's name was mispronounced>.