American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Luckless; unfortunate. See Synonyms at unfortunate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy.
- Synonyms Ill-starred, ill-fated, forlorn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Without hap or luck; luckless; unfortunate; unlucky; unhappy.
- adj. deserving or inciting pity
- hap + -less (Wiktionary)
“Back before they were Super Bowl champs, some called the hapless team the "Aints" and in shame would pull paper bags over their heads.”
“Chapter 62 consists of a single word, "hapless" - the only word Orion's abridger cut from the chapter, trimming a 105-word sentence to 104; the book's first sentence is "methodically"; the final hunt for the white whale dissolves into pure punctuation.”
“Like her and many others of our generation, I knew all the old gang pretty well but have met only a handful of today's lot, Maginnes, the Attwoods, Hanna, Dallat, Ritchie, McGrady, McDonnell and yes the "hapless" - (unkind and overstated) - Durkan.”
“The highlight of her reign of terror: The now-infamous "Saving Private Ryan" interpretive dance, part of a longer sequence, assembled to celebrate nominated film scores, which The Post's reviewer described as a "hapless, protracted gaffe.”
“Should we call the hapless storyteller an anecdope?”
“The government – that is, the hapless FDIC – puts up 85 per cent of $5 million to buy this – namely, $4,250,000.”
“They also miss that it isn't "just like" their partisan foes calling the hapless Dubya "Chimpy McHitlerBurton".”
“From ‘cowboy up’ to ‘lawyer up,’ Bush is a man for whom the word hapless is effusive praise.”
“Hats off to the keeper I may or may not have described as "hapless" at some time in print during the last few weeks.”
“Still, at least uni-boy (otherwise known as my hapless brother) made me look better by sending a measly Mother's Day text.”
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