Definition of unfortunate


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • unfortunate is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 14 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • unfortunate is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 18 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of unfortunate

  • not auspicious; boding ill (adjective)

    Synonyms

    1. inauspicious

  • a person who suffers misfortune (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. unfortunate person

  • not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an unfortunate turn of events
    2. an unfortunate decision
    3. unfortunate investments
    4. an unfortunate night for all concerned

  • unsuitable or regrettable (adjective)

    Examples

    1. an unfortunate choice of words
    2. an unfortunate speech

See definition of unfortunate in Merriam Webster