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unlucky

un·luck·y

unlucky

pronunciation:
uhn luh ki
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: unluckier, unluckiest
definition 1: marked by or involving ill fortune or bad luck.
This is the third time that unlucky person has lost his wallet.It was unlucky when it rained on the day of the class picnic.
synonyms:
unfortunate
antonyms:
fortunate, lucky
similar words:
doomed, jinxed, poor, wretched
definition 2: likely to bring or indicating ill fortune.
Some say it is unlucky for a black cat to cross your path.
similar words:
adverse, ill, menacing, ominous, threatening, unfortunate, unhappy
derivation: unluckily (adv.)
Word Parts
The word unlucky contains the following part:
un-1 Old English prefix that means not
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The prefix un1 attaches to adjectives to create adjectives that mean the opposite of the base word.
synonyms:
dis-, de-, in-2