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synonyms for hapless

  • unlucky
  • woeful
  • behind the eightball
  • cursed
  • hexed
  • ill-fated
  • ill-starred
  • infelicitous
  • jinxed
  • jonah
  • loser
  • luckless
  • miserable
  • poor fish
  • sad sack
  • snakebit
  • star-crossed
  • unhappy
  • untoward
  • voodooed
  • wretched
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antonyms for hapless

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  • happy
  • fortuitous
  • fortunate
  • lucky
  • well-off
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How to use hapless in a sentence

Stewart’s hapless journey provided the first details of a shadowy network of brokers and investors who were pursuing billions in loosely monitored contracts from government agencies desperately trying to deal with the virus.
CONTRACTOR WHO WAS AWARDED $34.5 MILLION IN GOVERNMENT MONEY AND PROVIDED ZERO MASKS PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUDBY J. DAVID MCSWANEFEBRUARY 3, 2021PROPUBLICA
Starring Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem and Arsenio Hall as his hapless best friend, the movie follows as the royal searches for his queen in Queens, New York.
HERE'S WHAT'S NEW ON AMAZON PRIME IN FEBRUARY 2021CADY LANGJANUARY 31, 2021TIME
One of those people is Lethem’s hapless hero, Sandy Duplessis.
JONATHAN LETHEM’S ‘THE ARREST’ IMAGINES A KINDER, GENTLER APOCALYPSERON CHARLESNOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
So their “Monday Night Football” matchup in the Meadowlands with the hapless, hopeless Jets arrives at a good time for them.
THE PATRIOTS’ SEASON ISN’T FIXED, BUT AT LEAST THEY AVOIDED LOSING TO THE JETSMARK MASKENOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I had written about my first, hapless foray into the woods for Quartz, and the article attracted the attention of Rinella’s publicists.
MEATEATER’S STEVEN RINELLA IS HELPING AMERICA RETHINK ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH HUNTINGOLIVER STALEYOCTOBER 23, 2020QUARTZ
When India’s coronavirus lockdown was announced on March 24, millions of hapless migrant workers had no means of going back to their hometowns and villages.
A LIST OF THINGS THE MODI GOVERNMENT SAYS IT HAS NO DATA ONMANAVI KAPURSEPTEMBER 18, 2020QUARTZ
Lawrence, when the day was lost, rode back to prepare the hapless Europeans in the city for the hazard that now threatened.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
In the dressing-room beyond the larger room where that strange interview was to take place, the hapless man lay on a bed.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
In some vague way Jessie connected the mystery with the hapless creature whom she knew now to be the King of Asturia.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
It was into a cell adjoining that which the hapless queen had occupied that Madame Roland was cast.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
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WORDS RELATED TO HAPLESS

  • adverse
  • calamitous
  • cataclysmal
  • cataclysmic
  • catastrophic
  • destructive
  • dire
  • dreadful
  • fatal
  • fateful
  • hapless
  • harmful
  • ill-fated
  • ill-starred
  • luckless
  • ruinous
  • terrible
  • tragic
  • unfavorable
  • unfortunate
  • unlucky
  • unpropitious
  • untoward
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