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Definition 1: unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for bad luck in the sense of this definition

(bad luck is a kind of ...) an event causing distress or pain

"what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

(... is a kind of bad luck ) an unfortunate development

"it's a pity he couldn't do it"

(... is a kind of bad luck ) an instance of misfortune

(... is a kind of bad luck ) an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

"the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity" "the earthquake was a disaster"

(... is a kind of bad luck ) a stroke of ill fortune; a calamitous event

"a period marked by adversities"

(... is a kind of bad luck ) something that causes or entails suffering

"I cannot think it a hardship that more indulgence is allowed to men than to women" "the many hardships of frontier life"

(... is a kind of bad luck ) a bad experience

"the school of hard knocks"

Definition 2: an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where bad luck or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all

Synonyms for bad luck in the sense of this definition

(bad luck is a kind of ...) an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

"bad luck caused his downfall" "we ran into each other by pure chance"

Definition 3: an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for bad luck in the sense of this definition

(bad luck is a kind of ...) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

"whatever my fortune may be" "deserved a better fate" "has a happy lot" "the luck of the Irish" "a victim of circumstances" "success that was her portion"

(... is a kind of bad luck ) the condition of being financially weak

"the weakness of the dollar against the yen"

(... is a kind of bad luck ) a state of misfortune or affliction

"debt-ridden farmers struggling with adversity" "a life of hardship"

(... is a kind of bad luck ) misfortune resulting in lost effort or money

"his career was in the gutter" "all that work went down the sewer" "pensions are in the toilet"

(... is a kind of bad luck ) bad luck

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