Meaning of “misfortune” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “misfortune” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.

(Definition of “misfortune” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)