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English definition of “unfortunate”

unfortunate

noun [C]     /ʌnˈfɔː.tʃən.ət/ US  /-ˈfɔːr-/ formal or humorous
an unlucky person who is in a bad situation: He was one of the poor unfortunates who invested in the company and now finds himself a few thousand pounds poorer.Good luck and bad luck
(Definition of unfortunate noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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