Infortunate
Infortunate In*for"tu*nate, a. [L. infortunatus.] Unlucky; unfortunate. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

``A most infortunate chance.'' --Howell. -- {In*for"tu*nate*ly}, adv. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • infortunate — infortunately, adv. infortunateness, n. /in fawr cheuh nit/, adj. Obs. of or pertaining to infortune. [1350 1400; ME < L infortunatus, equiv. to in IN 3 + fortunatus FORTUNATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • infortunate — in·for·tu·nate …   English syllables

  • infortunate — ə̇nˈfȯ(r)chənə̇t adjective Etymology: Middle English infortunat, from Latin infortunatus, from in in (I) + fortunatus fortunate more at fortunate 1. obsolete : unfortunate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Infortunately — Infortunate In*for tu*nate, a. [L. infortunatus.] Unlucky; unfortunate. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] A most infortunate chance. Howell. {In*for tu*nate*ly}, adv. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tortuous — Tor tu*ous, a. [OE. tortuos, L. tortuosus, fr. tortus a twisting, winding, fr. torquere, tortum, to twist: cf. F. tortueux. See {Torture}.] 1. Bent in different directions; wreathed; twisted; winding; as, a tortuous train; a tortuous leaf or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tortuously — Tortuous Tor tu*ous, a. [OE. tortuos, L. tortuosus, fr. tortus a twisting, winding, fr. torquere, tortum, to twist: cf. F. tortueux. See {Torture}.] 1. Bent in different directions; wreathed; twisted; winding; as, a tortuous train; a tortuous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tortuousness — Tortuous Tor tu*ous, a. [OE. tortuos, L. tortuosus, fr. tortus a twisting, winding, fr. torquere, tortum, to twist: cf. F. tortueux. See {Torture}.] 1. Bent in different directions; wreathed; twisted; winding; as, a tortuous train; a tortuous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vindicative — Vin di*ca*tive (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. vindicatif. Cf. {Vindictive}.] 1. Tending to vindicate; vindicating; as, a vindicative policy. [1913 Webster] 2. Revengeful; vindictive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Vindicative persons live the life of witches, who,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vindicativeness — Vindicative Vin di*ca*tive (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. vindicatif. Cf. {Vindictive}.] 1. Tending to vindicate; vindicating; as, a vindicative policy. [1913 Webster] 2. Revengeful; vindictive. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Vindicative persons live the life of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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