What does bad luck mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck(noun)

    an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

  2. bad luck, mischance, mishap(noun)

    an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

    "if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"

  3. misfortune, bad luck(noun)

    unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event


  1. bad luck(Noun)



  1. Bad Luck

    "Bad Luck" is a punk rock song and the second track from Social Distortion's fourth studio album Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell which was released in 1992. It was the album's first single, and it peaked at number 2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, marking the highest initial charting single in Social Distortion's career. There has not been a higher charting Social Distortion single since.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bad luck in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bad luck in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew W. Mathis:

    It is bad luck to be superstitious.

  2. Marc Patterson:

    To be honest, I think it was just really bad luck.

  3. Christopher Morley:

    We've had bad luck with our kids -- they've all grown up.

  4. Don Schula:

    Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.

  5. Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

    I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.

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