unlucky

  • 1 Unlucky — Un*luck y, a. 1. Not lucky; not successful; unfortunate; ill fated; unhappy; as, an unlucky man; an unlucky adventure; an unlucky throw of dice; an unlucky game. [1913 Webster] Note: This word is properly applied to incidents in which failure… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 unlucky — unlucky, disastrous, ill starred, ill fated, unfortunate, calamitous, luckless, hapless can all mean having, meeting, or promising an outcome that is distinctly unfavorable (as to hopes, plans, or well being). Unlucky implies that in spite of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 unlucky — index dire, harmful, inauspicious, ominous, regrettable, unfavorable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 unlucky — (adj.) 1520s, marked by misfortune or failure, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + LUCKY (Cf. lucky). Cf. W.Fris. unlokkich, M.L.G. unluckich. Sense of boding ill is recorded from 1540s; that of having bad luck is from 1550s; that of bringing bad luck is …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 unlucky — [adj] unfortunate, doomed afflicted, bad break*, behind eight ball*, black, calamitous, cataclysmic, catastrophic, cursed, dire, disastrous, down on luck*, hapless, hard luck, ill fated, ill starred, inauspicious, luckless, miserable, ominous,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 unlucky — ► ADJECTIVE (unluckier, unluckiest) ▪ having, bringing, or resulting from bad luck. DERIVATIVES unluckily adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 unlucky — [unluk′ē] adj. unluckier, unluckiest not lucky; having, attended with, bringing, or involving bad luck; unfortunate, ill fated, or ill omened unluckily adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 unlucky — adj. 1) unlucky at, in; for (unlucky at cards; unlucky in love; unlucky for some people) 2) unlucky to + inf. (some people feel that it is unlucky to walk under a ladder) * * * [ʌn lʌkɪ] in for (unlucky at cards; unlucky in love; unlucky for some …

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  • 9 unlucky — UK [ʌnˈlʌkɪ] / US adjective Word forms unlucky : adjective unlucky comparative unluckier superlative unluckiest 1) if you are unlucky, something bad happens to you, or something good does not happen, especially by chance Normally we can get… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 unlucky — un|luck|y [ ʌn lʌki ] adjective 1. ) if you are unlucky, something bad happens to you, or something good does not happen, especially by chance: Normally we can get tickets but this year we were unlucky. unlucky with: The fishing boats have been… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 unlucky — un|luck|y [ʌnˈlʌki] adj comparative unluckier superlative unluckiest 1.) having bad luck unlucky to do sth ▪ Inter Milan were unlucky to lose the match. unlucky with ▪ We were unlucky with the weather this weekend. It rained constantly. ▪ Thierry …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 unlucky — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem, sound ▪ consider sb/sth ▪ The number thirteen is traditionally considered unlucky. ADVERB ▪ extremely …

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  • 13 unlucky — [[t]ʌnlʌ̱ki[/t]] unluckier, unluckiest 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ to inf If someone is unlucky, they have bad luck. Cantona was unlucky not to score on two occasions... Others were unlucky victims of falling debris. Ant: lucky 2) ADJ GRADED You can… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 unlucky — adjective 1 having bad luck: He gambled frequently, but was usually unlucky. (+ with): We were unlucky with the weather this weekend. It rained constantly. 2 happening as a result of bad luck: it is unlucky (for sb) that: It was unlucky for… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 unlucky — adjective Date: 1530 1. marked by adversity or failure < an unlucky year > 2. likely to bring misfortune ; inauspicious < an unlucky number > 3. having or meeting with misfortune < unlucky people > 4. producing dissatisfaction …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 Unlucky 7 — Infobox Album | Name = Unlucky 7 Type = EP Artist = Glen Phillips Released = 2006 Recorded = Genre = Singer songwriter, Alternative rock Length = 28:04 Label = Umami Music Producer = John Fields, David Garza Reviews = | Last album = Winter Pays… …

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  • 17 unlucky — adjective 1) he was unlucky not to score Syn: unfortunate, luckless, out of luck, jinxed, hapless, ill fated, ill starred, unhappy; informal down on one s luck; literary star crossed Ant: fortunate 2) an unlucky number …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 unlucky — adjective 1) the unlucky victim Syn: unfortunate, hapless, ill fated 2) an unlucky number Syn: unfavourable, inauspicious, unpropitious, ominous, jinxed • Ant …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 unlucky — see lucky at cards, unlucky in love …

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  • 20 unlucky — unluckily, adv. unluckiness, n. /un luk ee/, adj., 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. [1520 30; UN 1 + LUCKY]… …

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