What does unlucky mean?

Definitions for unluckyʌnˈlʌk i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unlucky.

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


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unlucky

    un-luk′i, adj. not lucky or fortunate: ill-omened.—adv. Unluck′ily, in an unlucky or unfortunate manner.—n. Unluck′iness, the state or quality of being unlucky or unfortunate.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlucky in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unlucky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Simon Boag:

    This guy was just unlucky.

  2. Donald Trump:

    It certainly seems to be unlucky to attack me.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    We must often visit yesterday to see how lucky or unlucky we are today!

  4. Josep Lluis Cusido:

    I managed to hide behind a pillar, there were unlucky people who they killed right there.

  5. Sayeed(life):

    There is always a unlucky person behind a lucky person or the lucky person can not be lucky.

Images & Illustrations of unlucky

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Translations for unlucky

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • desafortunat, malaurat, infortunatCatalan, Valencian
  • desafortunadoSpanish
  • epäonninen, huono-onninen, onneton, pahaenteinen, valitettavaFinnish
  • بار که‌وتووKurdish
  • wairuatoaMāori
  • nenorocosRomanian
  • несчастливый, недобрый, зловещий, неблагоприятный, неудачливый, неудачный, невезучийRussian
  • rủi, rủi ro, xui, xui xẻo, bất hạnh, không mayVietnamese
  • שלימזלניקYiddish

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