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1) A propensity for making unfortunate discoveries while searching for something unrelated.

2) The specific moment when unfortunate timing coincides with irony.

3) A series of events that converge on an unfortunate outcome.

Other form: Malandipitous, adj.

Antonym: Serendipity
A man searches all around a parking lot for 20 minutes, and ultimately settles on a space extremely far from the venue. As he walks toward the front entrance, he sees an open parking space right next to the front door. This is a typical case of malandipity.
by Schematic23 August 31, 2010