luckless


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luck·less

 (lŭk′lĭs)
adj.
Having or marked by a lack of good fortune; unlucky. See Synonyms at unfortunate.

luckless

(ˈlʌklɪs)
adj
having no luck; unlucky
ˈlucklessly adv
ˈlucklessness n

luck•less

(ˈlʌk lɪs)

adj.
unfortunate; hapless or ill-fated: a luckless venture.
[1555–65]
luck′less•ly, adv.
luck′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.luckless - having or bringing misfortuneluckless - having or bringing misfortune; "Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"
unfortunate - not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

luckless

adjective unlucky, unfortunate, unsuccessful, hapless, unhappy, disastrous, cursed, hopeless, jinxed, calamitous, ill-starred, star-crossed, unpropitious, ill-fated the luckless parent of an extremely difficult child

luckless

adjective
Involving or undergoing chance misfortune:
Translations
سَيِّئ الحَظ
nešťastný
uheldig
peches
óheppinn
şanssıztalihsiz

luckless

[ˈlʌklɪs] ADJdesdichado, desafortunado

luckless

[ˈlʌkləs] adj
[person] → malchanceux/euse
[trip] → marqué(e) par la malchance

luckless

adjglücklos; attempt alsoerfolglos

luckless

[ˈlʌklɪs] adj (liter) → sfortunato/a

luck

(lak) noun
1. the state of happening by chance. Whether you win or not is just luck – there's no skill involved.
2. something good which happens by chance. She has all the luck!
ˈluckless adjective
unfortunate. luckless children.
ˈlucky adjective
1. having good luck. He was very lucky to escape alive.
2. bringing good luck. a lucky number; a lucky charm.
ˈluckily adverb
ˈluckiness noun
lucky dip
a form of amusement at a fair etc in which prizes are drawn from a container without the taker seeing what he is getting.
bad luck!
an expression of sympathy for someone who has failed or been unlucky.
good luck!
an expression of encouragement made to someone who is about to take part in a competition, sit an exam etc. She wished him good luck.
worse luck!
most unfortunately!. He's allowing me to go, but he's coming too, worse luck!
References in classic literature ?
Childe Harold not unfrequently perches himself upon the mast-head of some luckless disappointed whale-ship, and in moody phrase ejaculates: -- Roll on, thou deep and dark blue ocean, roll
Next instant, the luckless mate, so full of furious life, was smitten bodily into the air, and making a long arc in his descent, fell into the sea at the distance of about fifty yards.
One luckless wight contrived to upset the gravy; and then gravy had to be got up de novo, with due care and formality, Aunt Chloe watching and stirring with dogged precision, answering shortly, to all suggestions of haste, that she "warn't a going to have raw gravy on the table, to help nobody's catchings.
But nothing happened; there seemed to be no angels or fairies interested in this luckless captive.
Aurelia's share of the modest Sawyer property had been put into one thing after another by the handsome and luckless Lorenzo de Medici.
The giants, seeing their prey escaping them, seized up huge pieces of rock, and wading into the water hurled them after us with such good aim that all the rafts except the one I was upon were swamped, and their luckless crews drowned, without our being able to do anything to help them.
Nathless now and again some luckless fellow would shoot awry and would be sent winding from a long arm blow from the tall lieutenant while the glade roared with laughter.
Her nets were so well laid that the luckless suitors were all caught, and succumbed to the test she applied to them without their knowledge.
My luckless comrade, thinking to save himself, jumped to the edge of a newly-ploughed field, instead of following the fortunes of the vehicle and clinging tightly to the roof, as I did.
They cheered the boy, and they hooted and jeered at the trainer and the manager, which luckless individual had inadvertently shown himself and attempted to assist the trainer.
On this very 2nd of October he had dismissed James Forster, because that luckless youth had brought him shaving-water at eighty-four degrees Fahrenheit instead of eighty-six; and he was awaiting his successor, who was due at the house between eleven and half-past.
Apart from the one fundamental nastiness the luckless mouse succeeds in creating around it so many other nastinesses in the form of doubts and questions, adds to the one question so many unsettled questions that there inevitably works up around it a sort of fatal brew, a stinking mess, made up of its doubts, emotions, and of the contempt spat upon it by the direct men of action who stand solemnly about it as judges and arbitrators, laughing at it till their healthy sides ache.