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misfortune Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
    bad luck.
  2. noun an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
    ill luck; tough luck; bad luck.

Mis*for"tune noun
  1. Bad fortune or luck; calamity; an evil accident; disaster; mishap; mischance.
    Consider why the change was wrought, You 'll find his misfortune, not his fault. Addison.
    Syn. -- Calamity; mishap; mischance; misadventure; ill; harm; disaster. See Calamity.
Mis*for"tune intransitive verb
  1. To happen unluckily or unfortunately; to miscarry; to fail. Obs. Stow.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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