Definition of unlucky
- an unlucky year
- an unlucky number
- unlucky people
She was unlucky enough to get a flat tire on the way to her job interview.
Some people think that 13 is an unlucky number.
He thinks it's unlucky to have a black cat cross your path.
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: having bad luck
: causing bad luck
: resulting from bad luck
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