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[mis-fawr-chuh n] /mɪsˈfɔr tʃən/

adverse fortune; bad luck.
an instance of this; mischance; mishap.
evil fortune; bad luck
an unfortunate or disastrous event; calamity

mid-15c., from mis- (1) + fortune. Related: Misfortunate.


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