Misfortune

usgb/ˌmɪsˈfɔːrtʃən/Volume
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Event SpecificPlay
Often refers to a particular unlucky event, not just general bad luck. SlideAfter the vase broke, he considered it a misfortune in an otherwise good day.
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Not Always SeriousPlay
Can describe minor unlucky events, not just serious misfortunes. SlideI ran into the misfortune of missing my bus this morning.
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Impersonal TonePlay
When talking about someone else's misfortune, it can sound detached or formal. SlideDuring the meeting, he briefly mentioned the misfortune of our competitors.