Definitions for haplessˈhæp lɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hap•lessˈhæp lɪs(adj.)

  1. unlucky; luckless; unfortunate.

Origin of hapless:

1560–70; hap1+ -less


Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"


  1. hapless(Adjective)

    Very unlucky; ill-fated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hapless(adj)

    without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy; as, hapless youth; hapless maid


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