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synonyms for bad luck

  • adversity
  • hard time
  • hardship
  • misfortune
  • setback
  • tragedy
  • bad break
  • blow
  • devil's own luck
  • hard cheese
  • hard luck
  • ill luck
  • mischance
  • raw deal
  • reverse
  • rotten luck
  • tough break
  • tough luck

antonyms for bad luck

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  • advantage
  • blessing
  • boon
  • favor
  • success
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How to use bad luck in a sentence

G was a gamester, who had but ill-luck; H was a Hunter, who hunted a buck.
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
The "bad form" of telling a lie to the head-master is a later illustration of the same thing.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
The men arrived in very bad condition, and many of them blinded with the salt water which had dashed into their eyes.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
I wouldn't go on if I were you, sir; the luck's dead against you to-night; I wouldn't go on, indeed I wouldn't.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Their sin began on Holy Thursday, with so little secrecy and so bad an example, that the affair was beginning to leak out.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Conditions in the new country had gone from bad to worse, and if the season should experience another drought, the worst was come.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Then my luck changed and I found myself under one of the very greatest teachers of his time, Professor Huxley.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
If any one has lost his temper, as well as his money, he takes good care not to show it; to do so here would be indeed bad form.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
True; but as we are far enough now from that point, we must e'en make the best of the bad.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
I found that I had been allowed to acquire certain bad habits and besetting sins—most people do.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
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