Definition of luckless in English:

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luckless

Pronunciation: /ˈlʌkləs/

adjective

Having bad luck; unfortunate: an osprey seized the luckless fish with its talons
More example sentences
  • As you leave the wreck, look out for squid hovering on the edge of your boat's pool of light, waiting for luckless fish who are also attracted by the glare.
  • In the end a battling and luckless second half by the Kildare lads was not enough to atone for their first half defensive lapses and the champions held out for a hard earned victory.
  • Stirling County will remember their last match of this season after scoring seven touchdowns in their relegation consigning job on luckless Peebles.
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lucklessly

adverb
Example sentences
  • The six-year-old is overdue a winning turn and is fancied to step up on his recent Hereford outing, when he was lucklessly carried out by a loose horse approaching the final flight of hurdles.
  • Leeds lucklessly lost to Bayern Munich in the European Cup final and were then banned from Europe after an after match riot
  • Lucklessly for him, they rejected it too.

lucklessness

noun
Example sentences
  • And the decisive moments of an encounter that ought to prevent him enjoying days out in the Highlands this winter just summed up the lucklessness of the little man.
  • No such lucklessness has followed his immediate successor in the depiction of artists in Britain.
  • I could not tell if it was a sigh of relief or a sigh of lucklessness, but nevertheless he sighed.

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