имя существительное беда, неудача, несчастье; злоключение Например: to have / suffer (a) misfortune — потерпеть неудачу She had the misfortune to get there at the wrong moment. — Ей страшно не повезло, она попала туда в неподходящий момент. Синоним(ы): failure, rebuff Например: Misfortunes never come alone / singly. пословица Беда никогда не приходит одна; Пришла беда - отворяй ворота.
a. an event or conjunction of events that causes an unfortunate or distressing result ; bad luck
Example: by misfortune he fell into bad company
Example: had the misfortune to break his leg b. an unhappy situation
Example: always ready to help people in misfortune 2. a distressing or unfortunate incident or event
Example: misfortunes never come singly Synonyms: misfortune, mischance, adversity, mishap mean adverse fortune or an instance of this. misfortune may apply to either the incident or conjunction of events that is the cause of an unhappy change of fortune or to the ensuing state of distress
Example: never lost hope even in the depths of misfortune. mischance applies especially to a situation involving no more than slight inconvenience or minor annoyance
Example: took the wrong road by mischance. adversity applies to a state of grave or persistent misfortune
Example: had never experienced great adversity. mishap applies to an often trivial instance of bad luck
Example: the usual mishaps of a family vacation.