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Noun: bad luck  bad lúk
  1. An unfortunate state resulting from unfavourable outcomes
    - misfortune, tough luck, ill luck
  2. An unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
    "if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all";
    - mischance, mishap
  3. Unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event
    - misfortune
Interjection: bad luck  bad lúk
Usage: informal
  1. Expression of sympathy, commiserations or regret on a bad outcome
    - hard luck [informal], tough luck [informal], rotten luck [informal], worse luck [informal]

Type of: chance, circs [Brit, informal], circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, hazard, lot, luck, portion, trouble

Antonym: luckiness

Encyclopedia: Bad luck