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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 un·for·tu·nate /-ˈfɔrʧnət, ˈfɔrʧə-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 -- Un*for*tu*nate*ly, adv. -- Un*for*tu*nate*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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"
             [ant: fortunate]
      2: not auspicious; boding ill [syn: inauspicious] [ant: auspicious]
      3: unsuitable or regrettable; "an unfortunate choice of words";
         "an unfortunate speech"
      n : a person who suffers misfortune [syn: unfortunate person]