Definition of misfortune noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌmɪsˈfɔːtʃuːn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɪsˈfɔːrtʃuːn//
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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.
  3. Extra examples I had the misfortune to share a room with someone who snored loudly. Misfortune struck before they had even left port. The expedition was dogged by misfortune.
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