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Synonyms of luck in English:


  • 1 with luck you'll be in Marseilles tomorrow night best of luck, John!
    good fortune, good luck, success, successfulness, prosperity, advantage, advantageousness, felicity;
    a stroke of luck
    informal fluke, a lucky break
    [Antonyms] bad luck, misfortune
  • 2 she sent up a silent prayer that her luck had changed
    fortune, fate, destiny, lot, stars, what is written in the stars, karma, kismet;
    fortuity, serendipity;
    chance, accident, a twist of fate, contingency, circumstances
    Australian/New Zealand informal mozzle
  • Phrases

    in luck

    I was in luck—the lift was working
    [Antonyms] unlucky, out of luck
    fortunate, lucky, blessed, favoured, born under a lucky star;
    successful, prosperous, happy, opportune, timely, blessed with good luck
    British informal jammy

    out of luck

    you're out of luck—you've missed the evening edition
    [Antonyms] lucky, in luck
    unfortunate, unlucky, luckless, hapless, cursed with ill-luck, unsuccessful, disadvantaged, miserable

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