mis-fortune

misfortune

[mis-fawr-chuhn]
noun
1.
adverse fortune; bad luck.
2.
an instance of this; mischance; mishap.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English. See mis-1, fortune


2. accident; disaster, calamity, catastrophe; reverse; blow. See affliction.
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misfortune (mɪsˈfɔːtʃən)
 
n
1.  evil fortune; bad luck
2.  an unfortunate or disastrous event; calamity

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misfortune
c.1500, from mis- (1) + fortune. Related: Misfortunate.
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