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unlucky

un·luck·y

unlucky

pronunciation:
uhn luh ki
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
inflections: unluckier, unluckiest
definition 1: marked by or involving ill fortune or bad luck.
an unlucky personan unlucky day
synonyms:
hapless, luckless, unfortunate
antonyms:
fortunate, lucky
similar words:
cursed, doomed, ill-fated, ill-starred, jinxed, poor, star-crossed, wretched
definition 2: likely to bring or indicating ill fortune.
an unlucky sign
synonyms:
contrary, ill-fated, inauspicious, unfavorable, unpropitious
antonyms:
propitious
similar words:
adverse, ill, menacing, ominous, threatening, unfortunate, unhappy, untoward
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