[ US /ənˈɫəki/ ]
[ UK /ʌnlˈʌki/ ]
  1. having or bringing misfortune
    Friday the 13th is an unlucky date
  2. marked by or promising bad fortune
    their business venture was doomed from the start
    an ill-starred romance
    an ill-fated business venture
    the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons
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How To Use unlucky In A Sentence

  • We were a bit unlucky with the group. The Sun
  • The Norwegian's header across goal seemed to leave Arveladze with an unmissable chance, but Culkin made a brave stop and was extremely unlucky that the rebound fell to Reyna, who scored from six yards.
  • It is unlucky, but I am not an unlucky person. Times, Sunday Times
  • And when the Monkeewrench crew - computer geeks who made a fortune on games, now assisting the cops with special anticrime soft-ware - are invited by the FBI to investigate a series of murder videos posted to the Web, it's not long before the group discovers the frightening link between the unlucky bride and the latest, most horrific use of the Internet yet. Shoot to Thrill by P. J. Tracy: Book summary
  • Does he feel he was unlucky in getting to the top just as the good years came to an end? Times, Sunday Times
  • Steeton reserves were unlucky to go down to a one goal defeat at league leaders Bay Athletic.
  • But lest some unlucky event should happen unfavorable to my reputation, I beg it may be remembered by every gentleman in the room that I this day declare with the utmost sincerity, I do not think myself equal to the command I am honored with. George Washington 
  • For the pain of failing to catch some shut-eye at night is known only to those unlucky ones who experience sleep disorders.
  • We were a little bit unlucky in one or two situations, then the goalkeeper saves and it is 0-0. Times, Sunday Times
  • The unlucky bobble saw the ball hit Merris on the arm as he swung to clear and referee Phil Prosser pointed to the spot.
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