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misfortune

noun [C or U] uk   /ˌmɪsˈfɔː.tʃuːn/ us    /-ˈfɔːr.tʃən/
C1 bad luck, or an unlucky event: [+ to infinitive] That was the worst film I've ever had the misfortune to see. She suffered a good deal of misfortune over the years. It's unfair to take advantage of other people's misfortunes.
Translations of “misfortune”
in Korean 불운…
in Arabic سوء الطّالِع…
in French malchance…
in Turkish talihsizlik, aksilik, kötü talih…
in Italian sventura, disgrazia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不幸, 厄運, 不幸事故…
in Russian несчастье, неудача…
in Polish nieszczęście…
in Spanish desgracia…
in Portuguese infelicidade, desgraça, infortúnio…
in German das Unglück…
in Catalan desgràcia…
in Japanese 不運…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不幸, 厄运, 不幸事故…
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