US: /mɪsˈfɔɹtʃən/
UK: /mɪsfˈɔːt‍ʃuːn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

misfortune /mis'fɔ:tʃn/
  • danh từ
    • sự rủi ro, sự bất hạnh
    • điều không may, điều hoạ
    • misfortunes never come alone (singly)
      • hoạ vô đơn chí

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun (written)
1 [U] bad luck: He has known great misfortune in his life. + We had the misfortune to run into a violent storm.
2 [C] an unfortunate accident, condition or event: She bore her misfortunes bravely.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 bad luck, ill luck, ill fortune, hard luck, infelicity, adversity, loss:
He had the misfortune to marry the wrong woman.
2 accident, misadventure, mishap, calamity, catastrophe, mischance, disaster, contretemps, tragedy, blow, shock; reverse, stroke of bad luck, Colloq bad news:
With the death of his father, then his illness, then the loss of his business, one misfortune followed another.

Collocation dictionary


great | sheer


be dogged by, have, suffer
The expedition was dogged by misfortune. I had the misfortune to share a room with someone who snored loudly.


befall sb, strike
Misfortune struck before they had even left the harbour.


be sb's misfortune
He is the rudest man it has ever been my misfortune to meet.

Concise English dictionary

misfortunesmɪs'fɔrtʃən /-'fɔː-
+unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
+an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes