Unfortunate Un*for"tu*nate, a. Not fortunate; unsuccessful; not prosperous; unlucky; attended with misfortune; unhappy; as, an unfortunate adventure; an unfortunate man; an unfortunate commander; unfortunate business. -- n. An unfortunate person. --Hood. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*for"tu*nate*ly}, adv. -- {Un*for"tu*nate*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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