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Definition of misfortune noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] bad luck He has known great misfortune in his life. We had the misfortune to run into a violent storm.
  2. 2[countable] an unfortunate accident, condition, or event synonym blow, disaster She bore her misfortunes bravely.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: misfortune