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Definitions for unlucky
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having or bringing misfortune
"Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"
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
unfortunate, marked by misfortune
having ill luck
bringing ill luck
Etymology: From un- + lucky
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
You may make an experiment often, without meeting with any of those unlucky accidents which make such experiments miscarry. Boyle.
Then shall I you recount a rueful case,
Said he; the which with this unlucky eye
I late beheld. Fairy Queen, b. i.
His friendship is counterfeit, seldome to trust;
His doings unluckie, and ever unjust. Thomas Tusser.
Why, cries an unlucky wag, a less bag might have served. Roger L'Estrange.
A lad, th’ unluckiest of his crew,
Was still contriving something bad, but new. King.
When I appear, see you avoid the place,
And haunt me not with that unlucky face. Dryden.
not lucky; not successful; unfortunate; ill-fated; unhappy; as, an unlucky man; an unlucky adventure; an unlucky throw of dice; an unlucky game
bringing bad luck; ill-omened; inauspicious
mischievous; as, an unlucky wag
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.
The numerical value of unlucky in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of unlucky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of unlucky in a Sentence
There is always a unlucky person behind a lucky person or the lucky person can not be lucky.
I think it's still going to be hard, we need a bit of luck as well for that, but I will give everything. Of course we had some really unlucky results but... they( Ferrari) should have been miles ahead of us over the whole year.
After they entered the museum. I saw their faces: They were about 10 meters away from me, i managed to hide behind a pillar, there were unlucky people who they killed right there.
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?
It certainly seems to be unlucky to attack me.
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- سيئ الحظArabic
- desafortunat, infortunat, malauratCatalan, Valencian
- بد شانسPersian
- valitettava, huono-onninen, epäonninen, onneton, pahaenteinenFinnish
- بار کهوتووKurdish
- несчастливый, невезучий, неудачный, неудачливый, неблагоприятный, зловещий, недобрыйRussian
- rủi, không may, bất hạnh, xui xẻo, xui, rủi roVietnamese
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