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[ luhk-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF lucky

Synonyms for lucky

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Antonyms for lucky

  • unlucky
  • bad
  • inopportune
  • unfortunate
  • unpropitious
  • unsuccessful
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LUCKY

"You must have been born under a lucky star, Robert," said the merchant.

It's lucky the captain knows nothing of my Wall Street speculations.

How lucky I did not write to my father that I had broken matters off.

"I'd say that I was lucky to have half of the half that's left," was Emma's prompt retort.

Do not fret over this: it is so lucky that you will soon be well again.

The lucky alarm of an influenza decided what might not have been decided quite so soon.

Everybody agreed that it was a good match and that Sarah was a lucky girl.

You're a lucky wee lad, so you are, to be getting paid to go to school.

Other times, when he was lucky, they would be waiting within a hundred yards of the barn.

"It's lucky harvest will be over; silo filling, too," was his only comment.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., of persons; 1540s, of actions or objects, "likely to bring luck;" from luck + -y (2). Meaning "occurring by chance" is 1590s. Related: Luckier; luckiest; luckiness. Lucky break is attested from 1884 in billiards; 1872 as "failure or break-down which turns out to be fortunate." Lucky Strike as the name of a brand of cigarettes (originally chewing tobacco) popular mid-20c. is said to date from 1871; popular from 1935 when the brand’s maker picked up sponsorship of "Your Hit Parade" on radio.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LUCKY

auspicious

adjectiveencouraging; favorable
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