having no luck; unfortunate; hapless; ill-fated; turning out or ending disastrously: a luckless venture that ruined many of the investors.
- luck·less·ly, adverb
- luck·less·ness, noun
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How to use luckless in a sentence
Was there ever such a luckless airline as Malaysian Airlines?Twin Disasters Turn 2014 Into the Year of Flying Dangerously | Clive Irving | July 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Born on July 7—a “luckless birthdate” associated with “many undefinable threats”—Devi seems fated for calamity.
Does any member of the cheesy celebrity class get caught more often than the luckless Fergie?
Would it have been restored, had the luckless speculator himself remained?
Hard was the struggle & therein waxed Hakon luckless; men fought from the prows and sterns, as the custom was in those times.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
The luckless orphan, anxious to avoid the terrible doom that was threatening him, rushed away in an opposite direction.
A ladder was quickly procured, and the luckless orphan very shortly found himself a prisoner.
Suddenly the mule, we know not from what cause, bolted from underneath, leaving the luckless orphan suspended.
British Dictionary definitions for luckless
having no luck; unlucky
- lucklessly, adverb
- lucklessness, noun
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