What does the word unfortunate mean?

Usage examples for unfortunate

  1. But that the two ladies should be at the same house was unfortunate. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. As for the girl, I have only the tenderest pity for the unfortunate creature. – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  3. " It was so unfortunate that the Atkinsons should have been here," she remarked. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford