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Noun: misfortune  mis'for-chun or mis'for-choon
  1. Unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
    - bad luck
  2. An unfortunate state resulting from unfavourable outcomes
    - bad luck, tough luck, ill luck

Derived forms: misfortunes

Type of: circs [Brit, informal], circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, luck, portion, trouble

Antonym: good fortune

Encyclopedia: Misfortune