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Meaning of UNLUCKY

Pronunciation:  un'lukee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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
  2. [adj]  having or bringing misfortune; "Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"
 

UNLUCKY is a 7 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: doomed, hexed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, jinxed, luckless, unfortunate
 
 Antonyms: lucky
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Un*luck"y\, a.
1. Not lucky; not successful; unfortunate; ill-fated;
   unhappy; as, an unlucky man; an unlucky adventure; an
   unlucky throw of dice; an unlucky game.

Note: This word is properly applied to incidents in which
      failure results from chance or fortuity, as in games of
      hazard, rather than from lack or feebleness of effort.

2. Bringing bad luck; ill-omened; inauspicious.

         Haunt me not with that unlucky face.  --Dryden.

3. Mischievous; as, an unlucky wag. [Colloq.]

 

 

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