- unlucky [unluk′ē]adj.unluckier, unluckiestnot lucky; having, attended with, bringing, or involving bad luck; unfortunate, ill-fated, or ill-omenedunluckilyadv.
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Unlucky — Un*luck y, a. 1. Not lucky; not successful; unfortunate; ill fated; unhappy; as, an unlucky man; an unlucky adventure; an unlucky throw of dice; an unlucky game. [1913 Webster] Note: This word is properly applied to incidents in which failure… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
unlucky — unlucky, disastrous, ill starred, ill fated, unfortunate, calamitous, luckless, hapless can all mean having, meeting, or promising an outcome that is distinctly unfavorable (as to hopes, plans, or well being). Unlucky implies that in spite of… … New Dictionary of Synonyms
unlucky — index dire, harmful, inauspicious, ominous, regrettable, unfavorable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
unlucky — (adj.) 1520s, marked by misfortune or failure, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + LUCKY (Cf. lucky). Cf. W.Fris. unlokkich, M.L.G. unluckich. Sense of boding ill is recorded from 1540s; that of having bad luck is from 1550s; that of bringing bad luck is … Etymology dictionary
unlucky — [adj] unfortunate, doomed afflicted, bad break*, behind eight ball*, black, calamitous, cataclysmic, catastrophic, cursed, dire, disastrous, down on luck*, hapless, hard luck, ill fated, ill starred, inauspicious, luckless, miserable, ominous,… … New thesaurus
unlucky — ► ADJECTIVE (unluckier, unluckiest) ▪ having, bringing, or resulting from bad luck. DERIVATIVES unluckily adverb … English terms dictionary
unlucky — adj. 1) unlucky at, in; for (unlucky at cards; unlucky in love; unlucky for some people) 2) unlucky to + inf. (some people feel that it is unlucky to walk under a ladder) * * * [ʌn lʌkɪ] in for (unlucky at cards; unlucky in love; unlucky for some … Combinatory dictionary
unlucky — UK [ʌnˈlʌkɪ] / US adjective Word forms unlucky : adjective unlucky comparative unluckier superlative unluckiest 1) if you are unlucky, something bad happens to you, or something good does not happen, especially by chance Normally we can get… … English dictionary
unlucky — un|luck|y [ ʌn lʌki ] adjective 1. ) if you are unlucky, something bad happens to you, or something good does not happen, especially by chance: Normally we can get tickets but this year we were unlucky. unlucky with: The fishing boats have been… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
unlucky — un|luck|y [ʌnˈlʌki] adj comparative unluckier superlative unluckiest 1.) having bad luck unlucky to do sth ▪ Inter Milan were unlucky to lose the match. unlucky with ▪ We were unlucky with the weather this weekend. It rained constantly. ▪ Thierry … Dictionary of contemporary English