Definition of misfortune:
loss, unlucky, tough luck, down on your luck, bad luck, fortuity, discomfort, untowardness, possibility, unfortunateness, reversal, hap, knock, mischance, haplessness, nightmare, a run of good/bad luck, anxiety, unpleasantness, worry, battle, untowardness, incident, worst-case scenario, blow, luck, unhappy, disappointment, unfortunate, disappointment, accident, happening, jinxed, hell, luck, comedown, setback, setback, unluckiness, disadvantage, hazard, chance, reversal, ill luck, crisis, stress, quagmire, surprise, contingency, good fortune, help, adventure.
adversity (part of speech: noun)
- hard luck,
- bad luck,
- hard times,
- rainy day,
- bane (part of speech: noun)
Let us simply say it is a great help, for luck can easily turn to misfortune, and misfortune to luck, as was the case now, for if it had not been for to- day's accident, I should not now have the pleasure of seeing you all here.- "St. Peter's Umbrella", Kálmán Mikszáth.
- "Best Russian Short Stories", Various.
- "Fromont and Risler, Complete", Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009.