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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
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