misfortune


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misfortune

noun accident, adverse event, adverse fortune, adverse lot, adverse luck, adversity, affliction, backset, bad fortune, bad luck, bale, blow, calamitas, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, comedown, disadvantage, disappointment, disaster, evil forrune, fortuna adversa, hardship, ill fortune, ill luck, incommodum, infelicity, misadventure, mischance, mishap, problem, reverse, ruin, setback, suffering, tragedy, trial, tribulation, trouble, unforeseen adversity, unfortunate occurrence, unlucky accident, unlucky happening, visitation
Foreign phrases: Festinatio justitiae est noverca infortunii.The hastening of justice is the stepmother of misfortune. Negligentia semper habet infortunium comitem. Negligence always has misfortune for a companion.
See also: adversity, calamity, casualty, catastrophe, debacle, detriment, disaster, failure, fatality, hardship, harm, infliction, loss, plight, predicament, quagmire, tragedy, trouble
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