Meaning of “unfortunate” - Learner’s Dictionary

unfortunate

adjective uk us /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.
NOT LUCKY

B2 unlucky:

One unfortunate person failed to see the hole and fell straight into it.

(Definition of “unfortunate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)