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English Dictionary: unlucky by the DICT Development Group
2 results for unlucky
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. having or bringing misfortune; "Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"
    Synonym(s): unlucky, luckless
    Antonym(s): 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
    Synonym(s): doomed, ill-fated, ill- omened, ill-starred, unlucky
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Unlucky \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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