Part of speech: adjective

Having ill fortune; unsuccessful; disastrous.

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Usage examples "unfortunate":

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