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LampPro Tip 1/3
Beyond ControlPlay
Use 'unfortunate' when something bad happens beyond someone's control. SlideIt was unfortunate that the storm ruined the outdoor wedding.
LampPro Tip 2/3
No BlamePlay
When calling someone unfortunate, avoid implying it's their fault for being unlucky. SlideHe's such an unfortunate fellow, always in the wrong place at the wrong time.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Compassion TonePlay
The term often carries a tone of sympathy or pity for someone's misfortune. SlideThe community rallied around the unfortunate family that lost their home.