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un·luck·y

 (ŭn-lŭk′ē)
adj. un·luck·i·er, un·luck·i·est
1. Subjected to or marked by misfortune: unlucky at roulette; an unlucky day.
2. Resulting or likely to result in misfortune; inauspicious: It is considered unlucky to break a mirror. See Synonyms at unfortunate.

un·luck′i·ly adv.
un·luck′i·ness n.

unlucky

(ʌnˈlʌkɪ)
adj
1. characterized by misfortune or failure: an unlucky person; an unlucky chance.
2. ill-omened; inauspicious: an unlucky date.
3. regrettable; disappointing
4. dialect Brit causing trouble; mischievous
unˈluckily adv
unˈluckiness n

un•luck•y

(ʌnˈlʌk i)

adj. -luck•i•er, -luck•i•est.
1. (of a person) not lucky; lacking good fortune; ill-fated.
2. (of an event or circumstance) inauspicious or characterized by misfortune; ominous.
[1520–30]
un•luck′i•ly, adv.
un•luck′i•ness, n.

unlucky

  • dismal - Comes from French dies mali, "evil days," and first meant the 24 evil or unlucky days of the medieval calendar (two per month).
  • infaust, infausting - Infaust is "unlucky" and infausting is "making unlucky."
  • left-handed - Had a meaning of "unlucky" or "unseasonable."
  • widdershins - Means "in a direction opposite of the usual one," but can also mean "unlucky."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unlucky - having or bringing misfortuneunlucky - 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"
lucky - having or bringing good fortune; "my lucky day"; "a lucky man"
2.unlucky - marked by or promising bad fortuneunlucky - 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
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"

unlucky

adjective
2. ill-fated, doomed, inauspicious, ominous, untimely, unfavourable, cursed, ill-starred, ill-omened 13 was to prove an unlucky number.
Quotations
"now and then"
"there is a person born"
"who is so unlucky"
"that he runs into accidents"
"which started to happen"
"to someone else" [Don Marquis archys life of mehitabel]

unlucky

adjective
1. Involving or undergoing chance misfortune:
3. Disturbing because of failure to measure up to a standard or produce the desired results:
Translations
غَيْرُ مَحْظُوظغَيْر مَحْظوظ
nešťastnýsmolařský
uheldig
huono-onninen
nesretan
óheppinn
運の悪い
불운한
nelaimeineturintis laimės
nelaimīgsneveiksmīgs
nesrečen
oturlig
โชคร้าย
şanssıztalihsiz
không may mắn

unlucky

[ʌnˈlʌkɪ] ADJ (unluckier (compar) (unluckiest (superl)))
1. (= luckless) [person] → desafortunado; [day] → de mala suerte
the unlucky ones had to wait another hourlos menos afortunados tuvieron que esperar otra hora
how very unlucky!¡qué mala suerte!
to be unlucky [person] → tener mala suerte
he was unlucky enough to meet himtuvo la mala suerte or la desgracia de encontrarse con él
to be unlucky in loveno tener suerte en el amor
he was unlucky not to score a second goalno tuvo la suerte de marcar un segundo gol
2. (= causing bad luck) [number, object] → que trae mala suerte
that dress is unlucky for meese vestido me trae mala suerte
it's unlucky to break a mirrorromper un espejo trae mala suerte
3. (= ill-omened) [day, omen] → funesto, nefasto
1990 was an unlucky year for me1990 fue un año de mala suerte para mí

unlucky

[ʌnˈlʌki] adj
(= having bad luck) [person] → malchanceux/euse
to be unlucky [person] → ne pas avoir de chance
Did you win? - No, I was unlucky → Vous avez gagné? - Non, je n'ai pas eu de chance.
He's so unlucky → Il n'a vraiment pas de chance.
We were unlucky not to win → Nous avons perdu par manque de chance.
to be unlucky enough to do sth → avoir la malchance de faire qch
He was unlucky enough to lose his wallet → Il a eu la malchance de perdre son portefeuille.
I was unlucky enough to miss the final episode
BUT J'ai malheureusement raté le dernier épisode.
[defeat, coincidence, choice] → malheureux/euse; [moment, day] → de malchance
(= causing bad luck) [object, number] → qui porte malheur
to be unlucky → porter malheur
They say thirteen is an unlucky number → On dit que le nombre treize porte malheur.
it's unlucky to do sth → ça porte malheur de faire qch
It's unlucky to look at a new moon through glass → Ça porte malheur de regarder la pleine lune à travers un verre.

unlucky

adj (+er)
personunglückselig; defeat, loser, victimunglücklich; unlucky wretchUnglücksrabe m, → Pechvogel m; he’s always unluckyer ist vom Pech verfolgt; to be unluckyPech haben; (= not succeed)keinen Erfolg haben; unlucky in loveunglücklich verliebt; it was unlucky for her that she was seenPech für sie, dass man sie gesehen hat; how unlucky for you!was für ein Pech!, das ist wirklich dumm (für dich)!; he was unlucky enough to meet herer hatte das Pech, sie zu treffen; Smith was unlucky not to score a second goalSmith hatte Pech gehabt, dass er kein zweites Tor schoss
object, action, placeunglückselig; coincidence, event, choiceunglücklich; momentungünstig, schlecht gewählt; unlucky dayUnglückstag m; to be unluckyUnglück or Pech bringen; London has been an unlucky place for meLondon hat mir nur Pech gebracht; broken mirrors are unluckyzerbrochene Spiegel bringen Unglück; unlucky numberUnglückszahl f; number 13: unlucky for someNummer 13: für manche bedeutet das Unglück; it’s not through any fault of yours, it’s just unluckyes ist nicht dein Fehler, es ist nur Pech

unlucky

[ʌnˈlʌkɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person, day) → sfortunato/a; (decision) → infausto/a, infelice; (number, object) → che porta sfortuna or male, di malaugurio
she was unlucky enough to meet him → ha avuto la sfortuna di incontrarlo
to be unlucky (person) → essere sfortunato/a, non avere fortuna
it's unlucky to walk under a ladder → porta sfortuna or male passare sotto una scala

unlucky

(anˈlaki) adjective
not lucky or fortunate. I am unlucky – I never win at cards.
unˈluckily adverb
unfortunately. Unluckily he has hurt his hand and cannot play the piano.

unlucky

غَيْرُ مَحْظُوظ nešťastný uheldig Pech haben άτυχος desafortunado huono-onninen malchanceux nesretan sfortunato 運の悪い 불운한 ongelukkig uheldig pechowy azarado неудачный oturlig โชคร้าย şanssız không may mắn 不幸的

unlucky

a. desafortunado-a, desgraciado-a.
References in classic literature ?
Her teachers complained that instead of doing her sums she covered her slate with animals, the blank pages of her atlas were used to copy maps on, and caricatures of the most ludicrous description came fluttering out of all her books at unlucky moments.
It was profusely strewed with the plunder of that unlucky fortress.
But Christie had already possessed herself of the unlucky object, and had placed it upon the table.
said the young man; "this unlucky fall has made me late, I fear; but it is of great importance that I should not lose the twelve o'clock train.
That was another thing, Grandmother Majauszkiene interrupted herself-- this house was unlucky.
It was all too true to be disputed, and the unlucky man had to pocket his wrath with the best grace he was able, and all three faced to the right about, and took up their line of march for the highway.
As she progressed with her practice, she was surprised to see how steadily and surely the awe which had kept her tongue reverent and her manner humble toward her young master was transferring itself to her speech and manner toward the usurper, and how similarly handy she was becoming in transferring her motherly curtness of speech and peremptoriness of manner to the unlucky heir of the ancient house of Driscoll.
I must tell you what an unlucky thing happened to me, as to that.
Little Hareton, who followed me everywhere, and was sitting near me on the floor, at seeing my tears commenced crying himself, and sobbed out complaints against 'wicked aunt Cathy,' which drew her fury on to his unlucky head: she seized his shoulders, and shook him till the poor child waxed livid, and Edgar thoughtlessly laid hold of her hands to deliver him.
When she had done, he plainly told her that her unlucky meeting on the stairs of the lodging-house with Mrs.
I'm not a going to be made unlucky by YOUR sneaking.
In consideration of the day and hour of my birth, it was declared by the nurse, and by some sage women in the neighbourhood who had taken a lively interest in me several months before there was any possibility of our becoming personally acquainted, first, that I was destined to be unlucky in life; and secondly, that I was privileged to see ghosts and spirits; both these gifts inevitably attaching, as they believed, to all unlucky infants of either gender, born towards the small hours on a Friday night.