Antonyms for unlucky

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uhn-luhk-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ʌnˈlʌk i

Definition of unlucky

Origin :
  • 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.
  • adj unfortunate, doomed
Example sentences :
  • I am to be unlucky in all I do, I think, be my intentions ever so good.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Many a rod, I grieve to say, was worn to the stump on that unlucky night.
  • Extract from : « Biographical Stories » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • It was profusely strewed with the plunder of that unlucky fortress.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Still, anything was liable to happen when his unlucky star was in the ascendant.
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance
  • And Charley, unlucky Charley, had managed to get into hot water with the college school.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • A screech-owl is unlucky, and so also is it if a bird fly against the window.
  • Extract from : « English Villages » by P. H. Ditchfield
  • This unlucky newspaper was a thorn in the side of every patriot of Carlow County.
  • Extract from : « The Gentleman From Indiana » by Booth Tarkington
  • It was the unlucky boat, the boat that was haunted by the gnome.
  • Extract from : « My Double Life » by Sarah Bernhardt
  • Ah, that is unlucky; but never mind, we must contrive to get on without it.
  • Extract from : « Henry Dunbar » by M. E. Braddon
  • It is evident enough that we have happened on an unlucky day!'
  • Extract from : « A Hero of Our Time » by M. Y. Lermontov

Synonyms for unlucky

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