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(of a person) not
; lacking good fortune; ill-fated.
(of an event or circumstance) inauspicious or characterized by misfortune; ominous.
hapless, unsuccessful, unfortunate, ill-omened.
Example Sentences for unlucky
But they were
enough to appear in their particular time and space.
And hundreds of unwary-or merely
-explorers have lost their lives attempting to probe their secrets.
Owls have even been known to prey upon
cats and dogs.
enough to be caught were punished severely.
Some of the largest have pitchers up to a foot deep and can consume a whole frog or even a rat
enough to fall into them.
One user even reported worse battery life with the update, but that
individual seems to be an outlier.
Thoughtful people in general as well as
patients have been distressed by some of the effects of specialization.
The faces of people dying from or struggling with aids have dwindled to an
He prayed and he prayed, but still he remained as
The world is a lottery wherein one must expect to meet with many
British Dictionary definitions for
characterized by misfortune or failure:
an unlucky person
an unlucky chance
an unlucky date
) causing trouble; mischievous
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Word Origin and History for
1530, "marked by misfortune or failure," from
(1) "not" +
). Cf. W.Fris.
. Sense of "boding ill" is recorded from 1547; that of "having bad luck" is from 1552; that of "bringing bad luck" is from 1586.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Quotes with unlucky
now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started out...
"O what unlucky streak Twisting inside me, made me break the line? What was the rock my gliding...
People are lucky and unlucky not according to what they get absolutely, but according to the ratio...