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  • unlucky — UK [ʌnˈlʌkɪ] / US adjective Word forms unlucky : adjective unlucky comparative unluckier superlative unluckiest 1) if you are unlucky, something bad happens to you, or something good does not happen, especially by chance Normally we can get… …   English dictionary

  • unlucky — un|luck|y [ ʌn lʌki ] adjective 1. ) if you are unlucky, something bad happens to you, or something good does not happen, especially by chance: Normally we can get tickets but this year we were unlucky. unlucky with: The fishing boats have been… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unlucky — un|luck|y [ʌnˈlʌki] adj comparative unluckier superlative unluckiest 1.) having bad luck unlucky to do sth ▪ Inter Milan were unlucky to lose the match. unlucky with ▪ We were unlucky with the weather this weekend. It rained constantly. ▪ Thierry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unlucky — unlucky, disastrous, ill starred, ill fated, unfortunate, calamitous, luckless, hapless can all mean having, meeting, or promising an outcome that is distinctly unfavorable (as to hopes, plans, or well being). Unlucky implies that in spite of… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • accident proneness — The propensity of an individual to suffer (or cause) more than an average number of accidents. This is of particular interest in industrial and organizational psychology, which is anxious to analyse the causes of accidents in the workplace in… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • misfortune — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. mishap, disaster, calamity, catastrophe; bad luck; adversity. See evil. Ant., good fortune. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Bad luck] Syn. back luck, ill fortune, ill luck, adversity, affliction, adverse… …   English dictionary for students

  • mis|for|tune — «mihs FR chuhn», noun. 1. bad luck; bad or adverse fortune: »Misfortune has a habit of striking when it s least expected. 2. a piece of bad luck; unlucky accident: »The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come (James Russell Loll).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • misfortune — I noun accident, adverse event, adverse fortune, adverse lot, adverse luck, adversity, affliction, backset, bad fortune, bad luck, bale, blow, calamitas, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, comedown, destruction, disadvantage,… …   Law dictionary

  • excusable homicide — Misadventure Mis ad*ven ture (?; 135), n. [OE. mesaventure, F. m[ e]saventure.] Mischance; misfortune; ill luck; unlucky accident; ill adventure. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Homicide by misadventure} (Law), homicide which occurs when a man, doing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Homicide by misadventure — Misadventure Mis ad*ven ture (?; 135), n. [OE. mesaventure, F. m[ e]saventure.] Mischance; misfortune; ill luck; unlucky accident; ill adventure. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] {Homicide by misadventure} (Law), homicide which occurs when a man, doing a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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