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English definition of “unfortunate”

unfortunate

adjective     /ʌnˈfɔːtʃənət/
SHOW FEELING B2 used to show that you wish something was not true or had not happened : an unfortunate mistake [+ (that)] It was unfortunate that she lost her job just as her husband became ill .Sadness and regret
NOT LUCKY B2 unlucky : One unfortunate person failed to see the hole and fell straight into it.Good luck and bad luck
(Definition of unfortunate adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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