hapless


hap·less

adjective \ˈha-pləs\

: having no luck : very unfortunate

Full Definition of HAPLESS

:  having no luck :  unfortunate
hap·less·ly adverb
hap·less·ness noun

Examples of HAPLESS

  1. She plays the hapless heroine who is unlucky in love.
  2. <the hapless motorist had barely paid his bill and driven away from the body shop when a truck sideswiped his car>

First Known Use of HAPLESS

14th century

Rhymes with HAPLESS

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