What does unlucky mean?

Definitions for unlucky
ʌnˈlʌk iun·lucky

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

Wiktionary

  1. unlucky(Adjective)

    unfortunate, marked by misfortune

    Etymology: From un- + lucky

  2. unlucky(Adjective)

    inauspicious

    Etymology: From un- + lucky

  3. unlucky(Adjective)

    having ill luck

    Etymology: From un- + lucky

  4. unlucky(Adjective)

    bringing ill luck

    Etymology: 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.

How to pronounce unlucky?

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    Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say unlucky in sign language?

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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. Sudirman Said:

    There was no minister as unlucky as me, there were no other ministries where the minister is in prison, the secretary-general is in prison, the head of the oil and gas regulator is in prison and several members of the (parliament) energy commission are in prison.

  2. Ryder Cup:

    You can wrap yourself up in cotton wool for the rest of your life if you want but having a little kickaround with your mates, I would have said 999 times out of 1,000 you are good, he got unlucky, it was just one of those situations that's caught him out. It was a freak accident but accidents happen.

  3. 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.

  4. Donald Trump:

    It certainly seems to be unlucky to attack me.

  5. Brendan Shiller:

    He was the unlucky guy who happened to be the last one running from the scene, if he was shot in the back, that's unreasonable. If he was shot in the back and didn't have a gun, that's even more unreasonable.

Images & Illustrations of unlucky

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