1. 1〔不運〕
    • 彼女は数奇な生涯を送った
    • She led a verymiserable existence [unhappy life].
  1. 2〔運命が激しく変化すること〕
    • 彼の数奇な経歴はまさに一編の小説だ
    • Theups and downs [vicissitudes] of his life [career] are just like something out of a novel.
    • あの人は数奇な運命にもてあそばれた
    • He was made terrible sport of by Fortune./He had quite a checkered life./《口》 He was kicked around by Fortune.