having no luck; unfortunate; hapless; ill-fated; turning out or ending disastrously: a luckless venture that ruined many of the investors.

1555–65; luck + -less

lucklessly, adverb
lucklessness, noun Unabridged
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luckless (ˈlʌklɪs)
having no luck; unlucky

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Example sentences
Over time a number of local features came to be named after the luckless wanderer.
None came, though many persons were aboard the luckless vessel.
The whole body of the luckless chub was distorted and had grown into the gnarled and twisted form of the root cage.
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