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unlucky

adjective un·lucky \-ˈlə-kē\

: having bad luck

: causing bad luck

: resulting from bad luck

Full Definition of UNLUCKY

1
:  marked by adversity or failure <an unlucky year>
2
:  likely to bring misfortune :  inauspicious <an unlucky number>
3
:  having or meeting with misfortune <unlucky people>
4
:  producing dissatisfaction :  regrettable
un·luck·i·ness \-ˈlə-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of UNLUCKY

  1. She was unlucky enough to get a flat tire on the way to her job interview.
  2. Some people think that 13 is an unlucky number.
  3. He thinks it's unlucky to have a black cat cross your path.

First Known Use of UNLUCKY

1530

Rhymes with UNLUCKY

UNLUCKINESS Defined for Kids

unlucky

adjective un·lucky \ˌən-ˈlə-kē\
un·luck·i·erun·luck·i·est

Definition of UNLUCKY for Kids

1
:  not fortunate :  having bad luck <He's been unlucky in love.>
2
:  marked by bad luck or failure <an unlucky day>
3
:  likely to bring misfortune <Are black cats really unlucky?>
4
:  causing distress or regret <… she couldn't ignore the throbbing soreness in her thumb where the thorn had left its unlucky mark. — Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising>
un·luck·i·ly \-ˈlək-ə-lē\ adverb

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