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Definition of "misfortunate" [mis•for•tu•nate]

  • Having suffered misfortune; pitiable (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "misfortunate" in a sentence
  • "This show, however, chronicles the adventures of a wealthy, philandering businessman who jets around the world closing business deals while ministering to the "misfortunate" on the side."
  • "One could easily make the argument that this was a politically calcuated move citing "July 2011" as a tool for re-election, but it would be extremely misfortunate risk our young heroes lives for power."
  • "Jones is typical of modern-day evangelicalism, which has abandoned any notion of advocacy for the poor and the misfortunate, and instead concentrates itself on gaining wealth and power."