From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunluckyun‧luck‧y /ʌnˈlʌki/ adjective (comparative unluckier, superlative unluckiest) 🔊 🔊 1UNLUCKYhaving badluck → misfortuneunlucky to do something 🔊 Inter Milan were unlucky to lose the match.unlucky with 🔊 We were unlucky with the weather this weekend. It rained constantly. 🔊 Thierry Henry was desperately unlucky not to score when his shot hit the post.2UNLUCKYcausing bad luck 🔊 Some people think black cats are unlucky.3UNLUCKYhappening as a result of bad luck syn unfortunate 🔊 an unlucky accident 🔊 It was unlucky for Stephen that the boss happened to walk in just at that moment. —unluckily adverbTHESAURUSunlucky having bad luck, or causing bad luckMatthews played well and was unlucky not to score.Thirteen is an unlucky number.We were unlucky with the weather. It rained almost every day.unfortunateunlucky because something bad happens to you that you do not deserve. Unfortunate sounds rather formal and is used mainly in writingHe was very unfortunate to lose his job just after his wife had a baby.the unfortunate victims of crimebe/bring bad luck if something is bad luck or brings bad luck, it is believed to make bad things happenIt’s supposed to be bad luck to walk under a ladder.Crows were thought to bring bad luck.jinxed if something is jinxed, it seems to bring bad luck to everyone who is connected with it. If a person is jinxed, a lot of bad things happen to them and they seem very unluckyI’m beginning to think this house is jinxed.Some people believed the family was jinxed.