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Synonyms for unlucky
ʌnˈlʌk iun·luck·y

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  1. unlucky

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

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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. unlucky, lucklessadjective

    having or bringing misfortune

    "Friday the 13th is an unlucky date"

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

    Antonyms:
    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

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

    Antonyms:
    apotropaic, serendipitous, fortunate, lucky, hot

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unluckyadjective

    Synonyms:
    unfortunate, unsuccessful, luckless, ill-starred

  2. unluckyadjective

    Synonyms:
    inauspicious, ill-omened

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. unluckyadjective

    Synonyms:
    unfortunate, luckless, ill-starred, unhappy, untoward

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "unlucky":

    unfortunate, unhappy, miserable

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2535broken
#7488fallen
#12840unfortunate
#14263crushed
#14572unhappy
#15133damned
#17102miserable
#17926cursed
#19412doomed
#30945wretched
#32663unlucky
#43165fated
#73225unsaved
#155941luckless
#211493unredeemed

How to use unlucky in a sentence?

  1. Butler:

    Man is supreme lord and master Of his own ruin and disaster, Controls his fate, but nothing less In ordering his own happiness: For all his care and providence Is too feeble a defence To render it secure and certain Against the injuries of Fortune; And oft, in spite of all his wit, Is lost by one unlucky hit, And ruined with a circumstance, And mere punctilio of a chance.

  2. Andre Burakovsky:

    I think I was creating before, too. I got chances but maybe a little bit unlucky, didn’t bounce my way, if you look at my goal, it hit the (defenseman’s) stick and went five-hole. Luck turned a little bit.

  3. Vishal Garg:

    If you're on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being laid off, your employment here is terminated, effective immediately.

  4. Margaret Mead:

    People in America, of course, live in all sorts of fashions, because they are foreigners, or unlucky, or depraved, or without ambition; people live like that, but Americans live in white detached houses with green shutters. Rigidly, blindly, the dream takes precedence.

  5. Hannah Truscott:

    She did n’t think she ’d catch anything because of the date, but I said not everyone can be that unlucky.


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