Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun unfortunate

1 sense of unfortunate

Sense 1
unfortunate, unfortunate person -- (a person who suffers misfortune)
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Antonyms of adj unfortunate

3 senses of unfortunate

Sense 1
unfortunate (vs. fortunate) -- (not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned")

fortunate (vs. unfortunate) -- (having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice")
        => better off (predicate) -- (in a more fortunate or prosperous condition; "she would have been better off if she had stuck with teaching"; "is better off than his classmate")
        => felicitous, happy -- (marked by good fortune; "a felicitous life"; "a happy outcome")
        => fortuitous -- (occurring by happy chance; "profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials")
        => good, well (predicate) -- (resulting favorably; "it's a good thing that I wasn't there"; "it is good that you stayed"; "it is well that no one saw you"; "all's well that ends well")
        => heaven-sent, providential, miraculous -- (peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention; "a heaven-sent rain saved the crops"; "a providential recovery")
        => lucky -- (occurring by chance; "a lucky escape"; "a lucky guess")
        => well-off -- (fortunately situated; "doesn't know when he's well-off")

Sense 2
inauspicious (vs. auspicious), unfortunate -- (not auspicious; boding ill)


Sense 3
unfortunate -- (unsuitable or regrettable; "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech")

INDIRECT (VIA infelicitous) -> felicitous -- (exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style; "a felicitous speaker")

Similarity of adj unfortunate

3 senses of unfortunate

Sense 1
unfortunate (vs. fortunate) -- (not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned")
       => abject -- (most unfortunate or miserable; "the most abject slaves joined in the revolt"; "abject poverty")
       => black, calamitous, disastrous, fatal, fateful -- ((of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error")
       => dispossessed, homeless, roofless -- (physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security; "made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from one country to another"- James Stern)
       => hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched -- (deserving or inciting pity; "a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life")
       => doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky -- (marked by or promising bad fortune; "their business venture was doomed from the start"; "an ill-fated business venture"; "an ill-starred romance"; "the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott)
       => downtrodden -- (abused or oppressed by people in power)
       => infelicitous, unhappy -- (marked by or producing unhappiness; "infelicitous circumstances"; "unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series)
       => regrettable, too bad -- (deserving regret; "regrettable remarks"; "it's regrettable that she didn't go to college"; "it's too bad he had no feeling himself for church")
          Also See-> underprivileged#1; unlucky#1, luckless#1; unsuccessful#1

Sense 2
inauspicious (vs. auspicious), unfortunate -- (not auspicious; boding ill)
       => unpromising -- (unlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment; "faced an unpromising task"; "music for unpromising combinations of instruments")

Sense 3
unfortunate -- (unsuitable or regrettable; "an unfortunate choice of words"; "an unfortunate speech")
       => infelicitous (vs. felicitous) -- (not appropriate in application; defective; "an infelicitous remark"; "infelicitous phrasing"; "the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy")

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