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  • n. The state, quality, or condition of being unlucky or unfortunate; misfortune.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Quality or state of being unlucky.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or state of being unlucky, in any sense.


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  • ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~French Vocabulary~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ la méfiance (f) = distrust; le manque (m) de chance = unluckiness; une vie (f) de chien = dog's life

    subir - French Word-A-Day

  • Much of Hello Ladies is taken up with his unluckiness in love.

    Stephen Merchant: Hello Ladies – review

  • The hardworking David Sexton in the Evening Standard was less convinced, remarking on Frampton's unluckiness in following Sarah Bakewell's book on the same subject.

    Critical eye: book reviews roundup

  • I think I never took such a bad walk as this before, since the hour I was born, in point of unluckiness.


  • He was now more than ever confirmed in his opinion of the unluckiness of the boat, and in the efficiency of the holy oil which all Bugis praus had poured through their bottoms.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • But we are told "he was given to all unluckiness in stealing venison and rabbits."

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • He was teased with being unduly superstitious and attaching too much significance to the supposed unluckiness of the number thirteen.

    Over the Top With the Third Australian Division

  • The unluckiness of first meeting a woman is, we may note, not confined to, but merely intensified on New Year's Day; in Shropshire {14} and in Germany {15} it belongs to any ordinary day.

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

  • The idea of the unluckiness of a woman's being the "first-foot" is extraordinarily widespread; the present writer has met with it in an ordinary London restaurant, where great stress was laid upon a man's opening the place on New Year's morning before the waitresses arrived.

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

  • A sorry dowry, this, for an inheritor of a palace at once so noble and admirable in spite of its unluckiness.

    Royal Palaces and Parks of France


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