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- (General American) IPA(key): /mɪsˈfɔɹt͡ʃən/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /mɪsˈfɔːtʃuːn/
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- (uncountable) Bad luck.
- The worst tour I have ever had the misfortune to experience.
- 2012 July 15, Richard Williams, “Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track”, in in Guardian Unlimited:
- Cycling's complex etiquette contains an unwritten rule that riders in contention for a race win should not be penalised for sheer misfortune.
- 1876, Ulysses S. Grant, Annual Message:
- It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
- (countable) An undesirable event such as an accident.
- She had to come to terms with a number of misfortunes.
- 1839, Charles Robert Darwin, “Chapter X”, in The Voyage of the Beagle:
- The snowstorm, which was the cause of their misfortune, happened in the middle of January, corresponding to our July, and in the latitude of Durham!
- (bad luck): mishap, misluck, mischance, ill luck, hard luck, tough luck, luckless
- (undesirable event): adversity, nakba
an undesirable event such as an accident
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