bad luck


bad luck
noun
1. an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑misfortune, ↑tough luck, ↑ill luck
Ant: ↑good luck, ↑good fortune (for: ↑misfortune)
Hypernyms:
fortune, ↑destiny, ↑fate, ↑luck, ↑lot, ↑circumstances, ↑portion
Hyponyms:
2. an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate (Freq. 1)
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if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all

Syn: ↑mischance, ↑mishap
Hypernyms: ↑luck, ↑fortune, ↑chance, ↑hazard
3. unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑misfortune
Hypernyms: ↑trouble
Hyponyms:

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bad luck (or Brit hard luck)
— used in speech to show sympathy for someone who has failed or has been disappointed

“I didn't get the job.” “Bad luck!”

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Main Entry:luck

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bad, hard, etc. luck (on sb) idiom
used to express sympathy for sb

Bad luck, Helen, you played very well.

It's hard luck on him that he wasn't chosen.

What rotten luck it had to happen now!

Main entry:luckidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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