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unlucky

[uhn-luhk-ee] /ʌnˈlʌk i/
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
1520-1530
1520-30; un-1 + lucky
Related forms
unluckily, adverb
unluckiness, noun
Synonyms
hapless, unsuccessful, unfortunate, ill-omened.
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British Dictionary definitions for unluckily

unlucky

/ʌnˈlʌkɪ/
adjective
1.
characterized by misfortune or failure: an unlucky person, an unlucky chance
2.
ill-omened; inauspicious: an unlucky date
3.
regrettable; disappointing
4.
(Brit, dialect) causing trouble; mischievous
Derived Forms
unluckily, adverb
unluckiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unluckily

unlucky

adj.

1520s, "marked by misfortune or failure," from un- (1) "not" + lucky. Cf. West Frisian unlokkich, Mliddle Low German unluckich. Sense of "boding ill" is recorded from 1540s; that of "having bad luck" is from 1550s; that of "bringing bad luck" is from 1580s.

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