Definition of luckless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləkləs/


Having bad luck; unfortunate.
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.
unlucky, unfortunate, unsuccessful, hapless, out of luck, cursed, jinxed, doomed, ill-fated
literary star-crossed



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.


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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Syllabification: luck·less

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