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Synonyms for luck

Synonyms for luck

the quality shared by random, unintended, or unpredictable events or this quality regarded as the cause of such events

success attained as a result of chance

Synonyms for luck

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

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

an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome

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ROTTEN luck that this movie about a Mafia boss who needs a psychiatrist hits our screens after C4's The Sopranos, which also featured a gangster with panic attacks.
They were as disappointed as the rest by yet another Edgbaston washout - Warwickshire really are in an era of rotten luck with the weather.
It's rotten luck and terrible timing as I'd managed to get into the team.
It won't be known until next Wednesday, when he sees a specialist, how long Evans will be out for (probably four to six weeks) but it is rotten luck for the player.
Rotten luck robbed him of the chance to win another Major so spare a thought for Tiger.
Now MacPherson admits the 27-year-old can't let his run of rotten luck affect his mindset as he bids to prove himself all over again.
Having had such rotten luck - hooking and losing eight fish - I instinctively knew that I was not going to succeed that day.
Chester seem to have been having as rotten luck as ourselves on the injury front, but while I think we have the better side player for player, the game is too close to call.
Wilson said there could be several reasons that good movies are ignored by those handing out awards: poor marketing, bad timing for premieres and just plain rotten luck.
Rotten luck that they have appeared in the same week when a Channel 4 documentary produced evidence that most gang-rapes are carried out by et hnic minority groups, but peculiar all the same.
England Under-21 keeper Wright made a brilliant block to deny Beck, Merson's magic produced a brilliant shot which flew across the face of the goal, and Mustoe could hardly believe his rotten luck when he raced on to a Merson pass on the stroke of half-time and smashed the ball against the bar.
It is rotten luck on Jamie Atkinson, who did really well and showed a lot of bottle when he stepped in, to have broken a finger but it just about sums up our luck this season.
David has endured some rotten luck in his career, not least in 1997 when he broke his arm and wrist in a horse riding accident.
NEWC'TLE v STOKE Today, kick-off 3pm Stoke boss Tony Pulis hopes his side's rotten luck on the road finally turns at St James' Park today.
But Barker does admit that he did get a bit of good luck pre-season in the form of rotten luck for fellow seamers Chris Woakes and Boyd Rankin who got injured and missed the first half of the campaign.