US: /ənˈfɔɹtʃənət/, /ənˈfɔɹtʃunət/
UK: /ʌnfˈɔːt‍ʃənət/

English Vietnamese dictionary

unfortunate /ʌn'fɔ:tʃnit/
  • tính từ
    • không may, rủi ro, bất hạnh
      • an unfortunate man: người bất hạnh
      • an unfortunate event: việc rủi ro
    • đáng buồn, đáng tiếc, bất như ý; tai hại
    • danh từ
      • người bất hạnh, người bạc mệnh, người không may

    Advanced English dictionary

    adjective, noun
    + adjective
    1 having bad luck; caused by bad luck
    Synonym: UNLUCKY
    He was unfortunate to lose in the final round. + It was an unfortunate accident. + The unfortunate animal was locked inside the house for a week.
    Antonym: FORTUNATE
    2 (formal) if you say that a situation is unfortunate, you wish that it had not happened or that it had happened differently
    Synonym: REGRETTABLE
    She described the decision as 'unfortunate'. + It was unfortunate that he couldn't speak English. + You're putting me in a most unfortunate position.
    3 embarrassing and/or offensive: It was an unfortunate choice of words.
    + noun (literary) a person who does not have much luck, money, etc: one of life's unfortunates

    Thesaurus dictionary

    1 unlucky, luckless; cursed, out of luck, unblessed, Colloq down on (one's) luck:
    She was unfortunate enough to have married early and divorced late.
    2 poor, miserable, wretched, woebegone, pathetic, dismal, unhappy, forlorn, pitiable, doomed, ill-starred, star-crossed, ill-fated:
    These unfortunate refugees have nowhere to go if we refuse them asylum.
    3 deplorable, terrible, awful, catastrophic, disastrous, calamitous, tragic, lamentable, regrettable, distressing, upsetting, disturbing, inauspicious, grievous, ruinous:
    It was an unfortunate decision, and led to many problems. The flood was a most unfortunate sequel to the earthquake.

    Collocation dictionary


    be, seem | consider sb/sth


    extremely, most, particularly, singularly, very
    It was a most unfortunate choice of expression.
    | a bit, a little, rather, slightly

    Concise English dictionary

    +a person who suffers misfortune
    +not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    +not auspicious; boding ill
    +unsuitable or regrettable