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Unfortunate synonyms

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Unfavorable; inauspicious:
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Moving in an opposite or opposing direction:
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  1. Moving in an opposite or opposing direction:
  2. Acting or serving to oppose; antagonistic:
  3. Contrary to one's interests or welfare; harmful or unfavorable:
Not lucky; having, attended with, bringing, or involving bad luck; unfortunate, ill-fated, or ill-omened
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  1. Not lucky; having, attended with, bringing, or involving bad luck; unfortunate, ill-fated, or ill-omened
  2. Unfortunate, marked by misfortune
  3. Resulting or likely to result in misfortune; inauspicious:
Unsuccessful, in a failing manner.
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  1. Unsuccessful, in a failing manner.
  2. Having or marked by a lack of good fortune; unlucky.
  3. Without luck.
Failing to attain something desired or intended:
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  1. Failing to attain something desired or intended:
  2. Having an unfavorable outcome:
(Naut.) Designating the vessel responsible for taking action to avoid colliding with another vessel
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  1. (Naut.) Designating the vessel responsible for taking action to avoid colliding with another vessel
Not suitable; inappropriate:
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  1. Not suitable; inappropriate:
  2. Unlucky; unfortunate
  3. Not happy or joyful; sad or sorrowful:
Devoid of talent or skill.
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  1. Devoid of talent or skill.
  2. Very unlucky; ill-fated.
  3. Unfortunate; unlucky; luckless
Emotionally or mentally disturbed
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  1. Emotionally or mentally disturbed
  2. Worried or concerned
  3. Anxious, worried, careworn
Removed or rubbed out.
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  1. Removed or rubbed out.
  2. Afflicted or affected, as by something painful or very distressing
  3. Having the contents made even with the top of a measuring device or container; level:
Hurt or distressed; having the feelings hurt; offended
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  1. Hurt or distressed; having the feelings hurt; offended
  2. Showing pain, irritation, etc.
  3. In pain, especially in an emotional sense.
  1. Doomed to a bad fate; hapless
  2. Ill-fated; unlucky.
  3. Unlucky or doomed to disaster
Under a curse
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  1. Under a curse
  2. So wicked and detestable as to deserve to be cursed.
  3. Something that has some sort of divine harm, malady, or other curse.
Subdued totally; humbled:
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  1. Subdued totally; humbled:
  2. Having been violated:
  3. Topographically rough; uneven:
Destined for misfortune; doomed:
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  1. Destined for misfortune; doomed:
  2. Having or certain to have an evil fate or unlucky end
  3. Unlucky; doomed.
Alternative spelling of behind the eight-ball.
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  1. Alternative spelling of behind the eight-ball.
Not having; being without; lacking (with of)
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  1. Not having; being without; lacking (with of)
  2. Lacking resources or the means of subsistence; completely impoverished.
  3. Utterly lacking; devoid:
Deprived of richness or strength; limited or depleted:
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  1. Deprived of richness or strength; limited or depleted:
  2. Reduced to poverty; poverty-stricken:
In a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay one's debts.
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  1. In a condition of bankruptcy; unable to pay one's debts.
  2. Financially ruined; impoverished.
  3. That is a bankrupt; insolvent
Devoid of talent or skill.
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  1. Devoid of talent or skill.
  2. Unfortunate; unlucky; luckless
  3. Very unlucky; ill-fated.
Causing misfortune; unlucky
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  1. Causing misfortune; unlucky
  2. Having or certain to have an evil fate or unlucky end
  3. Unlucky; doomed.
  1. Doomed to a bad fate; hapless
  2. Unlucky or doomed to disaster
  3. Ill-fated; unlucky.
Unsuccessful, in a failing manner.
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  1. Unsuccessful, in a failing manner.
  2. Having or marked by a lack of good fortune; unlucky.
  3. Without luck.
Alternative spelling of star-crossed.
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  1. Alternative spelling of star-crossed.
  2. Ill-fated by destiny, the fate of the person being “written in the stars".
  3. Opposed by fate; ill-fated:
Sad; wretched; sorrowful
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  1. Sad; wretched; sorrowful
  2. Not happy or joyful; sad or sorrowful:
  3. Unlucky; unfortunate
Subjected to or marked by misfortune:
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  1. Subjected to or marked by misfortune:
  2. Not lucky; having, attended with, bringing, or involving bad luck; unfortunate, ill-fated, or ill-omened
  3. Resulting or likely to result in misfortune; inauspicious:
Inappropriate, improper, unseemly, etc.
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  1. Inappropriate, improper, unseemly, etc.
  2. Not favorable or fortunate; adverse, inauspicious, etc.
  3. Unfavorable or adverse:
That can or should be deplored; regrettable, wretched, very bad, etc.
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  1. That can or should be deplored; regrettable, wretched, very bad, etc.
  2. Lamentable; woeful:
  3. Worthy of severe condemnation or reproach:
  1. Giving offense to moral sensibilities and injurious to reputation.
  2. Bringing or warranting disgrace; shameful.
  3. Causing or characterized by disgrace; shameful
Not just, moral, or decent; offensive
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  1. Not just, moral, or decent; offensive
  2. (Obsolete) Full of shame; ashamed.
  3. Bringing or causing shame or disgrace; disgraceful
Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing
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  1. Not easily managed or effected; embarrassing
  2. Marked by or causing embarrassment or discomfort:
  3. Difficult to effect; uncomfortable:
Unsuitable or improper.
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  1. Unsuitable or improper.
  2. Not appropriate; not suitable, fitting, or proper
Wrong in a foolish and awkward way
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  1. Wrong in a foolish and awkward way
  2. Not suitable to the purpose; unfit
  3. Showing a lack of judgment, sense, or reason; inappropriate or foolish:
Inappropriate or awkward; not well said, expressed, or done.
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  1. Inappropriate or awkward; not well said, expressed, or done.
  2. Inappropriate; ill-chosen:
  3. Unhappy or unfortunate.
Sad; wretched; sorrowful
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  1. Sad; wretched; sorrowful
  2. Not suitable; inappropriate:
  3. Not happy or joyful; sad or sorrowful:
A person who is unable to be successful on a sustained basis:
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  1. A person who is unable to be successful on a sustained basis:
  2. One that is bad in quality:
  3. A person who takes loss in a specified way:
(Obs.) A miserable person
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  1. (Obs.) A miserable person
One that is expected to lose a contest or struggle, as in sports or politics.
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  1. One that is expected to lose a contest or struggle, as in sports or politics.
  2. Somebody at a disadvantage.
  3. A person or group that is losing, or is expected to lose, in a contest or struggle
A deprived person; deprived people.
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  1. A deprived person; deprived people.
(Archaic) An exile.
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  1. (Archaic) An exile.
  2. A person regarded as base, mean, or despicable:
  3. A miserable, unfortunate, or unhappy person.
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