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unlucky Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective having or bringing misfortune
    • Friday the 13th is an unlucky date
  2. adjective satellite marked by or promising bad fortune
    ill-starred; ill-fated; doomed; ill-omened.
    • their business venture was doomed from the start
    • an ill-fated business venture
    • an ill-starred romance
    • the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott

Un*luck"y adjective
  1. Not lucky; not successful; unfortunate; ill-fated; unhappy; as, an unlucky man; an unlucky adventure; an unlucky throw of dice; an unlucky game. ✍ This word is properly applied to incidents in which failure results from chance or fortuity, as in games of hazard, rather than from lack or feebleness of effort.
  2. Bringing bad luck; ill-omened; inauspicious.
    Haunt me not with that unlucky face. Dryden.
  3. Mischievous; as, an unlucky wag. Colloq.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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