Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Subjected to or marked by misfortune.
  • adjective Resulting or likely to result in misfortune; inauspicious: synonym: unfortunate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not lucky or fortunate; not favored by fortune; unsuccessful; subject to frequent misfortune, failure, or mishap; ill-fated; unfortunate; unhappy.
  • Not resulting in success; resulting in failure, disaster, or misfortune.
  • Accompanied by or bringing misfortune, disappointment, disaster, or the like; illomened; inauspicious.
  • Mischievous; mischievously waggish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not lucky; not successful; unfortunate; ill-fated; unhappy.
  • adjective Bringing bad luck; ill-omened; inauspicious.
  • adjective colloq. Mischievous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective unfortunate, marked by misfortune
  • adjective inauspicious
  • adjective having ill luck
  • adjective bringing ill luck

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having or bringing misfortune
  • adjective marked by or promising bad fortune

Etymologies

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From un- + lucky

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