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English definition of “unfortunate”


adjective  /ʌnˈfɔr·tʃə·nət/ us  

unfortunate adjective (UNLUCKY)

unlucky or having bad effects: What happened to Monica was just a freak accident – it was very unfortunate.

unfortunate adjective (UNSUITABLE)

(of remarks or behavior) unsuitable in a way that could cause offense: It was an unfortunate remark that he later regretted.
adverb  /ʌnˈfɔr·tʃə·nət·li/ us  
Unfortunately, by the time we got there the party was almost over.
(Definition of unfortunate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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