Mis·for·tune n. Bad fortune or luck; calamity; an evil accident; disaster; mishap; mischance.
Consider why the change was wrought,
You 'll find his misfortune, not his fault. --Addison.
Syn: -- Calamity; mishap; mischance; misadventure; ill; harm; disaster. See Calamity.
Mis·for·tune, v. i. To happen unluckily or unfortunately; to miscarry; to fail. [Obs.]
n 1: unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an
unfortunate event [syn: bad luck]
2: an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
[syn: bad luck, tough luck, ill luck] [ant: good
fortune, good fortune]