luckless luckless  /ˈlə kləs/


  • (adj) having or bringing misfortune


  1. There are prostitutes here, transplanted Eskimos, a failed comic who sells silver polish door to door so that he can force luckless customers to watch his act.
  2. The Imam tried to shoot his way out but Sallal blasted the palace with artillery, and luckless Badr died in the ruins.
  3. Frantically Chinese troops of the Peiping garrison rushed to obey orders and thus shut Jehol's luckless Chinese defenders out of China.


  • Stanley Cup Final 2013: Can The Blackhawks Keep Up Their Game 5 Magic?

    At the start of this week, much was made of the fact that the Chicago Blackhawks have been luckless of late in Game 3s when the 2013 Stanley Cup Final  shuffled to Boston in a 1-1 deadlock. At the tail end of this week, as the series returns to Chicago in a 2-2 knot, it is therefore only fair to reflect on the Hawks’ clear historical advantage over the Bruins in Game 5s. Saturday night will be ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. The Crimean War correspondent William Howard Russell, considered by many to be the first war reporter, called himself "the miserable parent of a luckless tribe" with good reason.
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: William Howard Russell Source: Truthdig

  2. "The justices have unwittingly come to the luckless GOP's aid; they may have just influenced several key mid-term races in a way no fund-raising visit from Bush, Cheney, Giuliani, Hastert, McCain, Mehlman, or Rove could have," commented Larry...
    on Oct 27, 2006 By: Larry Sabato Source: Independent

  3. "We're not preoccupied with this luckless run, we're in excellent shape and totally focused on success," Loew said.
    on Jun 28, 2006 By: Joachim Loew Source: Bloomberg

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