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Synonyms for unlucky
ʌnˈlʌk iun·luck·y

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. unlucky

    broken, crushed, fallen, ill-starred, miserable, unfortunate, unhappy, woful, wretched

    favored, fortunate, happy, lucky, prospered, prosperous, successful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unlucky, lucklessadjective

    having or bringing misfortune

    "Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"

    doomed, ill-omened, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless

    serendipitous, apotropaic, fortunate, lucky, hot

  2. doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred, unluckyadjective

    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

    doomed, ill-fated, ill-omened, damned, unsaved, fated, unredeemed, cursed, luckless, ill-starred

    apotropaic, serendipitous, fortunate, lucky, hot

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. unluckyadjective

    unfortunate, unsuccessful, luckless, ill-starred

  2. unluckyadjective

    inauspicious, ill-omened

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. unluckyadjective

    unfortunate, luckless, ill-starred, unhappy, untoward

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "unlucky":

    unfortunate, unhappy, miserable

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How to use unlucky in a sentence?

  1. Vern Unsworth:

    These kids were just totally unlucky. Wrong place, wrong time, it happened very quick. You can't blame the coach, you can't blame the kids.

  2. Godfather, The:

    Don Corleone I'm a superstitious man, and if some unlucky accident should befall Michael - if he is to be shot in the head by a police officer, or be found hung dead in a jail cell... or if he should be struck by a bolt of lightning - then I'm going to blame some of the people in this room and then I do not forgive. But with said, I pledge - on the souls of my grandchildren - that I will not be the one to break the peace that we have made today.

  3. Josep Lluis Cusido:

    I managed to hide behind a pillar, there were unlucky people who they killed right there.

  4. Tony Jacklin:

    I like Fleetwood and I expect him to do something special, i thought he was unlucky at British Open. He succumbed on the third day when the USGA organizers put the pins in stupid places. He shot a 78 while American Brooks Koepka managed a 72 so that was the big difference.

  5. Melek Hu:

    The first feeling if I meet them (in competition) is that I'm very unlucky, because it's very difficult to beat them and it feels like the match may be over very quickly, but the Chinese team represents the highest level of competition, one also wants to see how wide the gap is between them and I. After all, you won't always get a chance to exchange blows with such high standards.

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