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unlucky

adjective
     
un‧luck‧y comparative unluckier, superlative unluckiest
1 having bad luck
unlucky 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.
2 causing bad luck:
Some people think black cats are unlucky.
3 happening as a result of bad luck:
an unlucky accident
It was unlucky for Stephen that the boss happened to walk in just at that moment.
unluckily adverb

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