adjective, un·luck·i·er, un·luck·i·est.
Origin of unlucky
Examples from the Web for unlucky
At that unlucky moment, his call was being randomly screened.
And at the same time, I think I am unlucky when I look at how it all ended.Vilified Bitcoin Tycoon After Losing $500 Million: My Life Is at Risk|Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It was the least fortunate or unlucky place to be born female,” she said.The Life of Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, the (Most Likely) Real 'Mona Lisa'|Justin Jones|August 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As unlucky as Gama was to have been hit, he was incredibly lucky that neither bullet had pierced his skull into his brain.
Unlucky fans and casual observers alike can still enjoy the NCAA tournament.The March Madness Teams to Cheer If Yours Got Bounced|Ben Teitelbaum|March 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The battalions which they approached scared them away by shouts, until the unlucky beasts knew not which way to turn.
New Year's Day was a high day with them, and they had a great many lucky and unlucky days.The Mysteries of All Nations|James Grant
From this unlucky country that was made when the devil spat.The Green Helmet and Other Poems|William Butler Yeats
Before dawn the unlucky expedition returned to their quarters at Jacques Cartier.The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 2 of 2)|George Warburton
Among seamen she was rated an unlucky ship, and Lawrence was confidently expected to break the spell.The Fight for a Free Sea: A Chronicle of the War of 1812|Ralph D. Paine
1520s, "marked by misfortune or failure," from un- (1) "not" + lucky. Cf. West Frisian unlokkich, Mliddle Low German unluckich. Sense of "boding ill" is recorded from 1540s; that of "having bad luck" is from 1550s; that of "bringing bad luck" is from 1580s.