Definition of misfortunate in English:

misfortunate

adjective

Scottish
  • Especially of a person: unfortunate.

noun

Scottish
  • An unfortunate person; (with the and plural concord) unfortunate people as a class.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Roberte the Deuyll. From mis- + fortunate. Compare earlier misfortune, misfortune, and misfortuned.

Pronunciation

misfortunate

/mɪsˈfɔːtʃənət//mɪsˈfɔːtjʊnət/