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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (luckless)
a. unfortunate
El desafortunado excursionista quedó atrapado bajo una enorme roca.The unfortunate hiker got trapped under a huge boulder.
b. unlucky
Los desafortunados perdedores de la apuesta tendrán que pagar 1000 euros.The unlucky losers of the bet will have to pay 1000 euros.
2. (untimely)
a. inopportune
El desafortunado incidente se produjo justo en mitad de la entrevista.The inopportune incident happened right in the middle of the interview.
b. unfortunate
Mi madre me hizo una desafortunada visita cuando estaba con mi novio.My mother made an unfortunate visit when I was with my boyfriend.
3. (not adequate)
a. misguided
Nuestro partido no apoyará las desafortunadas medidas implementadas por el gobierno.Our party will not endorse the misguided policies implemented by the government.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (desgraciado)
a. unfortunate
2. (sin suerte)
a. unlucky
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a. unlucky person
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1 (desgraciado) unfortunate; unlucky
2 (no oportuno) [+comentario, anuncio] inopportune; unfortunate; [+decisión, medida] unfortunate
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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