HyperDic: bad_luck

English > 3 senses of the expression bad luck:
NOUNstatebad luck, misfortune, tough luck, ill luckan unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
phenomenonbad luck, mischance, mishapan unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate / unfortunate
eventbad luck, misfortuneunnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate / unfortunate event
English > bad luck: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes.
Synonymsmisfortune, tough luck, ill luck
Narroweradversity, hardship, hard knocksA state of misfortune or affliction
gutter, sewer, toiletmisfortune resulting in lost effort or money
hard cheesebad luck
weaknessThe condition of being financially weak
Broaderfortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portionYour overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens / happens to you)
Oppositegood fortune, luckiness, good luckAn auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
Spanishdesdicha, desgracia, desventura, infortunio, mala suerte
Catalancalamitat, desgràcia, desventura, infortuni, mala sort, malastrugança
English > bad luck: 3 senses > noun 2, phenomenon
MeaningAn unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate / unfortunate.
Example"if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"
Synonymsmischance, mishap
Broaderluck, fortune, chance, hazardAn unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way / way rather than another
Spanishcontratiempo, desdicha, desgracia, desventura, infortunio, percance
Catalancalamitat, desgràcia, desventura, infortuni, malastrugança
English > bad luck: 3 senses > noun 3, event
Meaningunnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate / unfortunate event.
Synonymmisfortune
NarroweradversityA stroke of ill fortune
calamity, catastrophe, disaster, tragedy, cataclysmAn event resulting in great loss and misfortune
hardshipSomething that causes or entails suffering
knockA bad experience
mishap, misadventure, mischanceAn instance of misfortune
pity, shameAn unfortunate / unfortunate development
BroadertroubleAn event causing distress / distress or pain
Spanishdesgracia, infortunio, mala suerte, través
Catalandesgràcia, mala sort

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