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misfortunenoun [C/U]

 us   /mɪsˈfɔr·tʃən/
bad luck, or an unlucky event: [C] Never take delight in someone’s personal misfortunes. [U] The school nurse was as mean a lady as you’d ever have the misfortune to meet.
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Translations of “misfortune”
in Korean 불운…
in Arabic سوء الطّالِع…
in Malaysian malang…
in French malchance…
in Russian несчастье, неудача…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不幸, 厄運, 不幸事故…
in Italian sventura, disgrazia…
in Turkish talihsizlik, aksilik, kötü talih…
in Polish nieszczęście…
in Spanish desgracia…
in Vietnamese điều không may…
in Portuguese infelicidade, desgraça, infortúnio…
in Thai โชคร้าย…
in German das Unglück…
in Catalan desgràcia…
in Japanese 不運…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不幸, 厄运, 不幸事故…
in Indonesian kemalangan…
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