Definitions for: Unlucky


[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
[adj] having or bringing misfortune; "Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"



Webster (1913) 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.]

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

Antonyms: lucky

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