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Synonyms for ill luck

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. misfortune, bad luck, tough luck, ill luck(noun)

    an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

    Synonyms:
    mishap, misfortune, tough luck, mischance, bad luck

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ill luck

    Misfortune is adverse fortune or any instance thereof, any untoward event, usually of lingering character or consequences, and such as the sufferer is not deemed directly responsible for; as, he had the misfortune to be born blind. Any considerable disappointment, failure, or misfortune, as regards outward circumstances, as loss of fortune, position, and the like, when long continued or attended with enduring consequences, constitutes adversity. For the loss of friends by death we commonly use affliction or bereavement. Calamity and disaster are used of sudden and severe misfortunes, often overwhelming; ill fortune and ill luck, of lighter troubles and failures. We speak of the misery of the poor, the hardships of the soldier. Affliction, chastening, trial, and tribulation have all an especially religious bearing, suggesting some disciplinary purpose of God with beneficent design. Affliction may be keen and bitter, but brief; tribulation is long and wearing. We speak of an affliction, but rarely of a tribulation, since tribulation is viewed as a continuous process, which may endure for years or for a lifetime; but we speak of our daily trials. Compare CATASTROPHE.

    Synonyms:
    adversity, affliction, bereavement, blow, calamity, chastening, chastisement, disappointment, disaster, distress, failure, hardship, harm, ill, ill fortune, misadventure, mischance, misery, misfortune, mishap, reverse, ruin, sorrow, stroke, trial, tribulation, trouble, visitation

    Antonyms:
    blessing, boon, comfort, consolation, good fortune, good luck, gratification, happiness, joy, pleasure, prosperity, relief, success, triumph

How to pronounce ill luck?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say ill luck in sign language?

  1. illluck

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How to use ill luck in a sentence?

  1. Douglas Jerrold:

    Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half-way to meet it.

  2. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Ill-luck, you know, seldom comes alone.

  3. Samuel Smiles:

    It will generally be found that men who are constantly lamenting their ill luck are only reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, and improvidence, or want of application.

  4. Charles Baudelaire:

    It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree.

  5. Miguel de Cervantes:

    As ill-luck would have it.

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