Definitions for haplessˈhæp lɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
unlucky; luckless; unfortunate.
Origin of hapless:
1560–70; hap1+ -less
hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched(adj)
deserving or inciting pity
"a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"
Very unlucky; ill-fated.
without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy; as, hapless youth; hapless maid
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