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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 ?
I never knew I was called the Unlucky," said Ojo, soberly; "but it is really a good name for me.
Well," remarked the woman, as she bustled around the room and set the table and brought food from the cupboard, "you were unlucky to live all alone in that dismal forest, which is much worse than the forest around here; but perhaps your luck will change, now you are away from it.
The unlucky partisan, thus robbed of his horses, turned furiously on his prisoners, ordered them to be bound hand and foot, and swore to put them to death unless his property were restored.
The loss of his horses completed the ruin of the unlucky partisan.
Any little irritation I might have felt at my poor uncle's unlucky interference in Portland Place is all forgotten in the misfortune of his serious illness.
By an unlucky chance a Fox fell into a deep well from which he could not get out.
When he ran his mind over the whole of this strange Russian campaign in which not one battle had been won, and in which not a flag, or cannon, or army corps had been captured in two months, when he looked at the concealed depression on the faces around him and heard reports of the Russians still holding their ground- a terrible feeling like a nightmare took possession of him, and all the unlucky accidents that might destroy him occurred to his mind.
But while the captain was one day busied in deep contemplations of this kind, one of the most unlucky as well as unseasonable accidents happened to him.
While he was taken up with these vagaries, then, the time and the hour- an unlucky one for him- arrived for the Asturian to come, who in her smock, with bare feet and her hair gathered into a fustian coif, with noiseless and cautious steps entered the chamber where the three were quartered, in quest of the carrier; but scarcely had she gained the door when Don Quixote perceived her, and sitting up in his bed in spite of his plasters and the pain of his ribs, he stretched out his arms to receive his beauteous damsel.
The innkeeper retreated to his room, the carrier to his pack-saddles, the lass to her crib; the unlucky Don Quixote and Sancho alone were unable to move from where they were.
Dillon, having made all inquiries, stayed in the unlucky place till October.
It is unlucky," said she, after a short pause, "that you should not be able to see your friends before they leave the country.