Synonyms for bad luck

Synonyms for (noun) bad luck

Synonyms: misfortune, bad luck

Definition: unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

Similar words: trouble

Definition: an event causing distress or pain

Usage: what is the trouble?; heart trouble


Synonyms: bad luck, mischance, mishap

Definition: an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate

Usage: if I didn't have bad luck I wouldn't have any luck at all

Similar words: fortune, luck, chance, hazard

Definition: an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

Usage: bad luck caused his downfall; we ran into each other by pure chance


Synonyms: misfortune, tough luck, ill luck, bad luck

Definition: an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

Similar words: lot, luck, destiny, fate, fortune, portion, circumstances

Definition: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

Usage: whatever my fortune may be; deserved a better fate; has a happy lot; the luck of the Irish; a victim of circumstances; success that was her portion