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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 Arabic سوء الطّالِع…
in Korean 불운…
in Malaysian malang…
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 Vietnamese điều không may…
in Spanish desgracia…
in Portuguese infelicidade, desgraça, infortúnio…
in Thai โชคร้าย…
in German das Unglück…
in Catalan desgràcia…
in Japanese 不運…
in Indonesian kemalangan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不幸, 厄运, 不幸事故…
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