Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Word Definitions Mean Something

A reader recently sent me an email, and it was quite clear that a definition was needed. So here it goes...

According to Merriam-Webster,  
Definition of "unfortunate" -
1 -
a:  not favored by fortune :  unsuccessful, unlucky <an unfortunate young man>
b :  marked or accompanied by or resulting in misfortune <an unfortunate decision>
2 -
a :  infelicitous, unsuitable <an unfortunate choice of words>
b :  deplorable, regrettable <an unfortunate lack of taste>

Synonyms -
calamitous, cataclysmal (or cataclysmic), catastrophic, damning, destructive, disastrous, fateful, ruinous, fatal

Antonyms -
fortunate, happy, lucky

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