Definitions for unluckyʌnˈlʌk i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•luck•yʌnˈlʌk i(adj.)-luck•i•er, -luck•i•est.

  1. (of a person) not lucky; lacking good fortune; ill-fated.

  2. (of an event or circumstance) inauspicious or characterized by misfortune; ominous.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unlucky, luckless(adj)

    having or bringing misfortune

    "Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"

  2. doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unlucky(adj)

    marked by or promising bad fortune

    "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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. unlucky(adjective)ʌnˈlʌk i

    not good luck, or not having good luck; = unfortunate

    It was very unlucky for us that the show was canceled.; I'm very unlucky - I've never won anything.

  2. unluckyʌnˈlʌk i

    considered to bring bad luck

    Is the number 13 unlucky?


  1. unlucky(Adjective)

    unfortunate, marked by misfortune

  2. unlucky(Adjective)


  3. unlucky(Adjective)

    having ill luck

  4. unlucky(Adjective)

    bringing ill luck

  5. Origin: From un- + lucky

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unlucky(adj)

    not lucky; not successful; unfortunate; ill-fated; unhappy; as, an unlucky man; an unlucky adventure; an unlucky throw of dice; an unlucky game

  2. Unlucky(adj)

    bringing bad luck; ill-omened; inauspicious

  3. Unlucky(adj)

    mischievous; as, an unlucky wag

Translations for unlucky

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


not lucky or fortunate

I am unlucky; – I never win at cards.

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