One would use the word 'serendipity' to characterize something that happened out of the blue, without a prior expectation for it to happen. For example, a person finding a $100 dollar bill on the floor of a public corner would be serendipitous.

Assuming this definition of 'serendipity', which certainly has a positive connotation, what are some antonyms? For example, the word (antonym here) would describe a person working hard for a full day to earn a $100 dollar bill.

  • Antonyms bad fortune, bad luck, misfortune. // Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group. – MaxW Mar 1 '17 at 23:36
  • @MaxW See my answer. This is a repeated question. – Arturo don Juan Mar 1 '17 at 23:37
  • Whoa. @Josh found the duplicate. – Edwin Ashworth Mar 1 '17 at 23:44

The answer to my question is here. This is essentially a repeated question, but with different wording.

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