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Having, bringing, or resulting from bad luck.‘an unlucky defeat’with infinitive ‘the visitors were unlucky to have a goal disallowed’
unfortunate, luckless, out of luck, down on one's luck, hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, star-crossed, blighted, unhappy, unsuccessful, wretched, miserable, poor, pitifulunfavourable, unpromising, inauspicious, unpropitious, ominous, doomed, jinxed, damned, cursed, ill-fated, ill-omened, bringing bad luck, adverse, disadvantageous, unfortunate, detrimental, deleterious, ruinousView synonyms
- ‘Now I come to think of it, Hampden Park has been rather an unlucky ground for me.’
- ‘The visitors were unlucky to see Alan Inns have a shot cleared off the line and Currie head against a post.’
- ‘One was to tell me how unlucky I was not to have been selected and the other was to invite me to attend for interview.’
- ‘Matt Bianco was also unlucky when he faced Scottish champion Ian Mathison in a return bout.’
- ‘If your middle name is unlucky, you may never get that far before the next season's floods arrive.’
- ‘Steeton reserves were unlucky to go down to a one goal defeat at league leaders Bay Athletic.’
- ‘He was in the tent with the unlucky ones and it was only after 40 minutes or so that he put them out of their misery.’
- ‘They will probably feel a bit unlucky they did not defeat Warrington last weekend.’
- ‘Howarth was unlucky to see his attempted clearance cannon back off the winger.’
- ‘There was a much improved performance and we were unlucky not to get at least a draw.’
- ‘Pool gave a debut to ex-Yew Tree striker Ben Kelly but he was unable to prevent an unlucky defeat.’
- ‘It was a bold gesture because they have both preciously been unlucky in love.’
- ‘The worst case scenario is when you are unlucky enough to have someone you love or your family murdered.’
- ‘Brady was unlucky to lose his first fight, but won the next two before losing in the semi final to take bronze.’
- ‘Marton cum Grafton were unlucky not to share the points in their home game with Hemingbrough.’
- ‘Sersea was unlucky at the start of the final period when the puck rung against the pipes and shot back into play.’
- ‘McFadden's character is unlucky in love and a nasty piece of work because of it.’
- ‘The Big Brother housemates have chosen two unlucky plebs who face eviction on Friday.’
- ‘One man I thought was unlucky not to make any of the trips was Kent's David Fulton.’
- ‘It might be unlucky for some, but the Reebok hit man is aiming to hit 13 this season.’
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