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unfortunateness

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The quality of being unfortunate; bad luck; mischance.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The condition or state of being unfortunate; ill luck; ill fortune.

Etymologies

unfortunate +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Not if you want to avoid what we're still calling "that unfortunateness with the crockpot" decades later.

    Making Light: Open thread 134

  • Staying in until the convention buys her three more months of campaign time, three more months to make her case to the party and the country, three more months for some potential political unfortunateness to befall Senator Obama.

    A Sane Discussion Of Hillary And The Popular Vote

  • The theatre had a bit of small-town unfortunateness (raffle-tickets stapled into the program, not terribly well-informed ushers who were well less than half my age ...) but the players put on a fine show.

    The Weekend

  • They say he had had unfortunateness in the way of love derangements with a young lady when he was young; before he contracted red bed-quilts and had his financial conclusions disqualified.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]

  • The unfortunateness is in the nature of the answer.

    Site Home

  • Plus, think of the savings ... no elastics on the claws ... no culls (one claw from fighting, or other unfortunateness).

    msnbc.com: Community

  • It was a pleasant day over all, with lots of lovely Colombian countryside and some groovy little statues, though the cantankerous nature of Brendan's horse and the unfortunateness of mine dulled the excitement of the second half somewhat.

    TravelPod.com Recent Updates

  • A clipboard buffer eliminates this unfortunateness by storing a usually-configurable number of clipboard entries that can be retrieved via a pulldown menu in the OS X menu bar.

    MyAppleMenu

  • Isomäki is a true hardcore-sf author, the kind you read in amazement of the ideas, while cringing at the unfortunateness of the choices made in character development and dialogue.

    Ecstatic Days

  • I can’t think of anything that will put me off my beef brisket faster than that big of unfortunateness. (could have been worse: I could have been eating bratwurst).

    drbigbeef Diary Entry

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