[ UK /lˈʌkləs/ ]
[ US /ˈɫəkɫəs/ ]
  1. having or bringing misfortune
    Friday the 13th is an unlucky date
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How To Use luckless In A Sentence

  • However, Dolan's fortunes took a dramatic slump with the loss of Fox to a foot injury, luckless wideman Craig Skinner to a ricked neck and young Marc Thompson, who turned his ankle.
  • But in his heart he thought, My unlucky protegee has with this luckless answer shot dead, by a kind of chance-medley, her only hope of success. The Heart of Mid-Lothian
  • The luckless Sandro tore a calf muscle and, according to Redknapp, will be a long-term casualty, and William Gallas damaged the same muscle and "didn't look very good". Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 West Bromwich Albion | Premier League match report
  • No! no! No deceiver is the luckless Matha Shri, despite her barrenness. Love and Life Behind the Purdah
  • As the sun beat down on Sicily last summer, there was the traditional water shortage and the luckless residents of Palermo knew who to blame.
  • The "luckless" farmer simply did not _perceive_ the indications of wealth under his plodding feet; or, if he saw signs of oil, he did not realize that they _denoted_ the possibility of millions. Certain Success
  • The story presents a picture of the luckless, homeless skinhead which corresponds closely to the movement's own mythology about itself.
  • But in a new twist a witness has come forward and identified the van in which the kidnappers were driving when they nabbed the luckless straw man.
  •   (Suddenly, I wonder if the word "luckless" was the outcome of a thesaurus search rather than a moment of inspiration.)  Moreover, if it's a matter of "hap" or "luck," why warn someone about what cannot be averted or foreseen? Sonoma Coast
  • Hemingway's novelette tells of the Cuban fisherman Santiago who for 84 luckless days has rowed his skiff into the Gulf Stream in quest of marlin.
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