un luckily

unlucky

[uhn-luhk-ee]
adjective, unluckier, unluckiest.
1.
(of a person) not lucky; lacking good fortune; ill-fated.
2.
(of an event or circumstance) inauspicious or characterized by misfortune; ominous.

Origin:
1520–30; un-1 + lucky

unluckily, adverb
unluckiness, noun


hapless, unsuccessful, unfortunate, ill-omened.
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unlucky (ʌnˈlʌkɪ)
 
adj
1.  characterized by misfortune or failure: an unlucky person; an unlucky chance
2.  ill-omened; inauspicious: an unlucky date
3.  regrettable; disappointing
4.  dialect (Brit) causing trouble; mischievous
 
un'luckily
 
adv
 
un'luckiness
 
n

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unlucky
1530, "marked by misfortune or failure," from un- (1) "not" + lucky (see luck). Cf. W.Fris. unlokkich, M.L.G. unluckich. Sense of "boding ill" is recorded from 1547; that of "having bad luck" is from 1552; that of "bringing bad luck" is from 1586.
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