ill luck


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Noun1.ill luck - an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomesill luck - an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
circumstances, luck, destiny, fate, fortune, lot, portion - your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"
weakness - the condition of being financially weak; "the weakness of the dollar against the yen"
adversity, hard knocks, hardship - a state of misfortune or affliction; "debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity"; "a life of hardship"
gutter, sewer, toilet - misfortune resulting in lost effort or money; "his career was in the gutter"; "all that work went down the sewer"; "pensions are in the toilet"
hard cheese - bad luck
References in classic literature ?
Tuesday the boys had the same ill luck. Also Wednesday.
Here ill luck, or rather good luck, sent Mrs Western to see her maid in tears, which began to flow plentifully at her approach; and of which being asked the reason by her mistress, she presently acquainted her that her tears were occasioned by the rude treatment of that creature there--meaning Honour.
Nothing could hunt it, because its whole body was covered with scales, which were harder than stone or metal; its two great eyes shone by night, and even by day, like the brightest lamps, and anyone who had the ill luck to look into those eyes became as it were bewitched, and was obliged to rush of his own accord into the monster's jaws.
'Alas!' said he to his wife, 'what ill luck has befallen me!
For heaven's sake, don't think of me, but fly from this place, Take care, it bears ill luck to the De Witts!"
But I have noticed that those who continually dread ill luck and fear it will overtake them, have no time to take advantage of any good fortune that comes their way.
The former Ateneo stalwart, however, admitted that the injury gave her quite the jolt because her 'biggest fear is to get injured,' she said, superstitiously knocking on the wooden table at the press room to deflect ill luck.
If you will see nothing but ill luck in the future, you are praying for such ill luck and will surely get it.
He gave his evidence thus: 'My lord, my wife has consistently brought me ill luck and has ruined my life.
The mother was actually not so disappointed by the failure of the former investment because the bad dream neither harmed the health of her sons nor caused any ill luck to his girlfriend or other surrounding people.
But her disastrous party conference speech was much more about ill luck than ill judgment.
"It was Northern Ireland's ill luck to encounter such an unfortunate scenario.