Thesaurus

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


Learn More about unlucky


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up unlucky? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a Mesopotamian temple tower

Get Word of the Day daily email!