Definition of unlucky in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈlʌki/

adjective (unluckier, unluckiest)

Having, bringing, or resulting from bad luck: an unlucky defeat [with infinitive]: the visitors were unlucky to have a goal disallowed
More example sentences
  • Pool gave a debut to ex-Yew Tree striker Ben Kelly but he was unable to prevent an unlucky defeat.
  • They will probably feel a bit unlucky they did not defeat Warrington last weekend.
  • Steeton reserves were unlucky to go down to a one goal defeat at league leaders Bay Athletic.



Pronunciation: /ʌnˈlʌkɪli/
Example sentences
  • Carrick Troop, unluckily brought down last time, has decent claims in the TFM Cyntergy Handicap Chase, while the RPS Group Handicap Hurdle offers Konker the opportunity to get back on the winning trail.
  • There is a world of difference between the Utd, that was on view that day and the one, that unluckily lost to Arsenal today on penalties.
  • Luckily or unluckily for them, they have tremendous love for everybody around them.


Pronunciation: /ʌnˈlʌkɪnəs/
Example sentences
  • OK, so the week didn't quite pan out as I'd planned it, never making it to France having lost my passport - granted, a result of my own stupidity, rather than any genuine unluckiness.
  • But before you think things have taken a turn for a change, rest assured that unluckiness is never far away.
  • I realise this, in itself, is not evidence of my unluckiness: more sheer clumsiness.

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