misfortune noun

ADJ. great | sheer

VERB + MISFORTUNE be dogged by, have, suffer The expedition was dogged by misfortune. I had the misfortune to share a room with someone who snored loudly.

MISFORTUNE + VERB befall sb, strike Misfortune struck before they had even left the harbour.

PHRASES be sb's misfortune He is the rudest man it has ever been my misfortune to meet.