What does unlucky mean?

Definitions for unlucky
ʌnˈlʌk iun·luck·y

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unlucky, lucklessadjective

    having or bringing misfortune

    "Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"

  2. doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unluckyadjective

    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

Wiktionary

  1. unluckyadjective

    unfortunate, marked by misfortune

    Etymology: From un- + lucky

  2. unluckyadjective

    inauspicious

    Etymology: From un- + lucky

  3. unluckyadjective

    having ill luck

    Etymology: From un- + lucky

  4. unluckyadjective

    bringing ill luck

    Etymology: From un- + lucky

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unluckyadjective

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

  2. Unluckyadjective

    bringing bad luck; ill-omened; inauspicious

  3. Unluckyadjective

    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.

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Numerology

  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

Examples of unlucky in a Sentence

  1. Josep Lluis Cusido:

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

  2. Margaret Mead:

    People in America, of course, live in all sorts of fashions, because they are foreigners, or unlucky, or depraved, or without ambition; people live like that, but Americans live in white detached houses with green shutters. Rigidly, blindly, the dream takes precedence.

  3. Rothschild:

    Never have anything to do with an unlucky place, or an unlucky man. I have seen many clever men, very clever men, who had not shoes to their feet. I never act with them. Their advice sounds very well, but they cannot get on themselves; and if they cannot do good to themselves, how can they do good for me?

  4. Butler:

    Man is supreme lord and master Of his own ruin and disaster, Controls his fate, but nothing less In ordering his own happiness: For all his care and providence Is too feeble a defence To render it secure and certain Against the injuries of Fortune; And oft, in spite of all his wit, Is lost by one unlucky hit, And ruined with a circumstance, And mere punctilio of a chance.

  5. Harry Kane:

    We are so unlucky not to go through in 90 minutes, no one laid on the floor and we stood there when it counted. It was a big night for England.

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