luckless

[ luhk-lis ]
/ ˈlʌk lɪs /

adjective

having no luck; unfortunate; hapless; ill-fated; turning out or ending disastrously: a luckless venture that ruined many of the investors.

Origin of luckless

First recorded in 1555–65; luck + -less
Related formsluck·less·ly, adverbluck·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for luckless

luckless

/ (ˈlʌklɪs) /

adjective

having no luck; unlucky
Derived Formslucklessly, adverblucklessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for luckless

luckless


adj.

1560s, from luck (n.) + -less. Related: Lucklessly; lucklessness.

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