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BAD LUCK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bad luck mean? 

BAD LUCK (noun)
  The noun BAD LUCK has 3 senses:

1. an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
2. an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
3. unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

  Familiarity information: BAD LUCK used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BAD LUCK (noun)


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Meaning:

An unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

bad luck; ill luck; tough luck; misfortune

Hypernyms ("bad luck" is a kind of...):

circumstances; destiny; fate; fortune; lot; luck; portion (your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bad luck"):

weakness (the condition of being financially weak)

adversity; hard knocks; hardship (a state of misfortune or affliction)

gutter; sewer; toilet (misfortune resulting in lost effort or money)

hard cheese (bad luck)

Antonym:

good luck (an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes)


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Meaning:

An unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

mischance; mishap; bad luck

Context example:

if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all

Hypernyms ("bad luck" is a kind of...):

chance; fortune; hazard; luck (an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another)


Sense 3bad luck [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

misfortune; bad luck

Hypernyms ("bad luck" is a kind of...):

trouble (an event causing distress or pain)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bad luck"):

pity; shame (an unfortunate development)

knock (a bad experience)

hardship (something that causes or entails suffering)

adversity (a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event)

calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe; disaster; tragedy (an event resulting in great loss and misfortune)

misadventure; mischance; mishap (an instance of misfortune)


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