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One entry found for misfortune.
Main Entry: mis·for·tune
Pronunciation: (primarystress)mis-primarystressfodotr-chschwan
Function: noun
1 : bad luck especially for a long period of time
2 : an unfortunate condition or event : DISASTER
synonyms MISFORTUNE, 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>.

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