Luck and Misfortune


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Luck noun – Success that is partly the result of chance.
Usage example: some people have all the luck

Misfortune is an antonym for luck in topics: chance, bad luck, good fortune.
Nearby Words: lucky, luckless, luckily, luckiness, lucking
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Misfortune noun – Bad luck or an example of this.
Usage example: our misfortunes of the last year included the loss of a beloved pet

Luck is an antonym for misfortune.
Antonyms for Misfortune
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How words are described

old old luck old misfortune
good good luck good misfortune
sheer sheer luck sheer misfortune
simple simple luck simple misfortune
Other adjectives: constant, massive, extreme, great, serious, outrageous, bad, terrible, horrible, supernatural, incredible, general, eternal, further, ridiculous, tremendous, random, said.

Both words in one sentence

  • Characters can sometimes hate a certain day of the week, due to bad luck and misfortune that seem to only happen to them on that day.
  • Tabletop Game / Dogs in the Vineyard Our Demons Are Different: Demons in this game aren't physical monsters so much as a supernatural force of bad luck and misfortune.
  • Literature / The Rime of the Ancient Mariner Also, Nautical Folklore holds albatrosses to be good omens (perhaps as they often show land is near) and in killing one it was believed you bring on bad luck and misfortune.
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