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unlucky


  2  definitions  found 
 
  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.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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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