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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 of unlucky hapless, hard-luck, ill-fated, ill-starred, jinxed, luckless, snakebit (or snakebitten), star-crossed, unfortunate, unhappy Words Related to unlucky adverse, ill, inauspicious, unfavorable, unpromising, untoward; calamitous, catastrophic, disastrous; accursed (or accurst), damned, doomed, tragic (also tragical) Near Antonyms of unlucky blessed (also blest), favored, gifted, privileged; auspicious, fair, favorable, golden, promising, propitious Antonyms of unlucky 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 of unlucky deplorable, distressful, distressing, grievous, heartbreaking, heartrending, lamentable, tragic (also tragical), unfortunate, regrettable, woefulWords Related to unlucky 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 of unlucky gratifying, pleasing, rewarding, satisfying; comforting, encouraging, heartening; cheering, heartwarming, inspiring; fortunate, happy, lucky



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