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Meaning of “misfortune” in the English Dictionary

"misfortune" in British English

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misfortunenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌmɪsˈfɔː.tʃuːn/  us   /-ˈfɔːr.tʃən/
(Definition of misfortune from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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misfortunenoun [C/U]

 us   /mɪsˈfɔr·tʃən/
badluck, or an ​unluckyevent: [C] Never take ​delight in someone’s ​personal misfortunes. [U] The ​schoolnurse 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)
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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