unlucky Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective having or bringing misfortune
- Friday the 13th is an unlucky date
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
Not lucky; not successful; unfortunate; ill-fated; unhappy; as, an. unluckyman; an unluckyadventure; an unluckythrow of dice; an unluckygame ✍ 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.
Bringing bad luck; ill-omened; inauspicious.
Haunt me not with that unlucky face. Dryden.
Mischievous;Colloq. as, an. unluckywag
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