- bad luck
- noun1. an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes (Freq. 2)• Hypernyms:• Hyponyms:2. an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate (Freq. 1)-
if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all3. unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event (Freq. 1)• Syn: ↑misfortune• Hypernyms: ↑trouble• Hyponyms:↑pity, ↑shame, ↑mishap, ↑misadventure, ↑mischance, ↑calamity, ↑catastrophe, ↑disaster, ↑tragedy, ↑cataclysm, ↑adversity, ↑hardship, ↑knock
* * *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!”• • •Main Entry: ↑luck
* * *bad, hard, etc. luck (on sb) idiomused 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.