Luckless
Luckless Luck"less, a. Being without luck; unpropitious; unfortunate; unlucky; meeting with ill success or bad fortune; as, a luckless gamester; a luckless maid. [1913 Webster]

Prayers made and granted in a luckless hour. --Dryden. -- {Luck"less*ly}, adv. -- {Lock"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • luckless — index ominous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • luckless — (adj.) 1560s, from LUCK (Cf. luck) (n.) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Lucklessly; lucklessness …   Etymology dictionary

  • luckless — *unlucky, disastrous, ill starred, ill fated, unfortunate, calamitous, hapless Analogous words: unhappy, infelicitous (see UNFIT): *miserable, wretched …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • luckless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unfortunate …   English terms dictionary

  • luckless — [luk′lis] adj. having no good luck; unlucky lucklessly adv. lucklessness n …   English World dictionary

  • luckless — [[t]lʌ̱kləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone or something as luckless, you mean that they are unsuccessful or unfortunate. [LITERARY] ...the luckless parent of an extremely difficult child. ...the President s luckless tour of… …   English dictionary

  • luckless — lucklessly, adv. lucklessness, n. /luk lis/, adj. having no luck; unfortunate; hapless; ill fated; turning out or ending disastrously: a luckless venture that ruined many of the investors. [1555 65; LUCK + LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • luckless — adjective a) Unsuccessful, in a failing manner. The search party returned dejected from the luckless search. b) Without luck …   Wiktionary

  • luckless — luck|less [ˈlʌkləs] adj literary having no luck in something you are trying to do = ↑unfortunate ▪ He died in the desert like so many other luckless explorers …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • luckless — adjective literary having no luck in something you are trying to do: He died in the desert like so many other luckless explorers …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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