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English definition of “unfortunate”

unfortunate

adjective (NOT SUITABLE)    /ʌnˈfɔː.tʃən.ət/ US  /-ˈfɔːr-/ formal
(of remarks or behaviour) unsuitable in a way that could cause embarrassment or offence: The housing director's remark that 'the homeless could do more to help themselves' was unfortunate to say the least.Unsuitable and unacceptable
(Definition of unfortunate adjective (NOT SUITABLE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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