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unlucky

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unlucky

  1. 1 having, prone to, or marked by bad luck <the unlucky campers had rain all week> <I'm so unlucky I don't bother to play the lottery> <an unlucky throw of the dice> Synonyms hapless, hard-luck, ill-fated, ill-starred, jinxed, luckless, snakebit (or snakebitten), star-crossed, unfortunate, unhappy Related Words adverse, ill, inauspicious, unfavorable, unpromising, untoward; calamitous, catastrophic, disastrous; accursed (or accurst), damned, doomed, tragic (also tragical) Near Antonyms blessed (also blest), favored, gifted, privileged; auspicious, fair, favorable, golden, promising, propitious Antonyms fortunate, happy, lucky

  2. 2 of a kind to cause great distress <the settlers made the unlucky decision to cross the dangerous mountain pass in the middle of winter> Synonyms deplorable, distressful, distressing, grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending, lamentable, tragic (also tragical), unfortunate, regrettable, woefulRelated Words troublesome, vexatious; affecting, doleful, moving, piteous, poignant, ruthful, touching; awful, dire, dreadful, fearful, severe, terrible; alarming, disturbing, perturbing, traumatic, unsettling; crushing, excruciating, harrowing, horrible, horrifying, intolerable, overwhelming, shocking, sickening, unbearable; miserable, pitiful, sad, wretched; calamitous, disastrous; painful, raging, sharpNear Antonyms gratifying, pleasing, rewarding, satisfying; comforting, encouraging, heartening; cheering, heartwarming, inspiring; fortunate, happy, lucky





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