adjective \-ˈlə-kē\

: having bad luck

: causing bad luck

: resulting from bad luck

Full Definition of UNLUCKY

:  marked by adversity or failure <an unlucky year>
:  likely to bring misfortune :  inauspicious <an unlucky number>
:  having or meeting with misfortune <unlucky people>
:  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.

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Rhymes with UNLUCKY


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