What is bad luck?

  • (noun): Unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event.
    Synonyms: misfortune
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More definitions of "bad luck":

  • (noun): An unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate.
    Example: "If I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"
    Synonyms: mischance, mishap

Famous quotes containing the words luck and/or bad:

    All the critics who could not make their reputations by discovering you are hoping to make them by predicting hopefully your approaching impotence, failure and general drying up of natural juices. Not a one will wish you luck or hope that you will keep on writing unless you have political affiliations in which case these will rally around and speak of you and Homer, Balzac, Zola and Link Steffens.
    Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961)

    Examinations, sir, are pure humbug from beginning to end. If a man is a gentleman, he knows quite enough, and if he is not a gentleman, whatever he knows is bad for him.
    Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)