AskDefine | Define unlucky

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unlucky adj
1 having or bringing misfortune; "Friday the 13th is an unlucky date" [syn: luckless] [ant: lucky]
2 marked by or promising bad fortune; "their business venture was doomed from the start"; "an ill-fated business venture"; "an ill-starred romance"; "the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott [syn: doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred]

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From un- + lucky



  1. unfortunate, marked by misfortune
  2. inauspicious
  3. having ill luck
  4. bringing ill luck

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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