What is bad luck?

  • (noun): Unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event.
    Synonyms: misfortune
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "bad luck":

  • (noun): An unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate.
    Example: "If I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all"
    Synonyms: mischance, mishap

Famous quotes containing the words luck and/or bad:

    But Madame Bad Luck soberly comes
    And stays—no fancy has she for flitting;
    John Milton Hay (1838–1905)

    I would fain say something, not so much concerning the Chinese and Sandwich Islanders as you who read these pages, who are said to live in New England; something about your condition, especially your outward condition or circumstances in this world, in this town, what it is, whether it is necessary that it be as bad as it is, whether it cannot be improved as well as not.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)